To decrease the winter blahs, try to get as much natural sunlight as possible

GladSpace encourages positive mental habits and consistent rendezvous with nature. So, let’s talk about how vitamin D affects your mood!

Sun exposure creates a natural high by stimulating the release of feel good hormones in your body such as serotonin, dopamine, and beta endorphins. These natural opiates provide a sense of well-being after exposure to UV radiation via sunlight.

Sunlight suppresses hormones like melatonin that make you feel sluggish and depressed. Sunshine has a positive impact on your daily psychological outlook on life; sunshine also affects your body temperatures, level of alertness, sleeping patterns, hormonal secretions, and other biological functions.

During the winter it can be difficult to obtain sunlight and therefore your mood may become depressed. Symptoms of seasonal affective disorder include: lack of energy, depression that begins in the winter or fall, decreased interest in work or other activities, increased appetite, carbohydrates and sugar cravings, social withdrawal, decreased sex drive, increased need for sleep.

To decrease the winter blahs, try to get as much natural sunlight as possible by spending as much time outdoors as you can. Early morning sunlight is most helpful in calibrating your circadian rhythm.

During the winter, try to keep your curtains open as much as possible to let in the natural sunlight from the window. Be physically active and schedule things to look forward to. If you are still feeling depressed, seek professional help.

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