Seasonal Affective Disorder and How to Cope

Listen up, my fine people. This is not a drill. The darkest day of the year, also known as the winter solstice, has come, and gone and the days will only get brighter from here. We are all up in January. We have less than a month until a groundhog tells us when spring will come. Basically, we are in the home stretch of being impacted by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and we need to know how to cope.

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It is a new year with fresh starts, but SAD affects many people every year, usually starting in the fall, when time changes and the days get darker, and lifting in the spring as the days brighten up and become longer. In the meantime, we just have to deal. For anyone out there whose mood goes downhill during the darkest days, and you don’t know why, I am here to tell you what SAD is, who it affects, and what we can do to make it through. This post will be good for those who are familiar with SAD, because I will give a few of my tried-and-true tips about how I survive the fall and winter months.

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