As much as we hate to admit it, the days are getting shorter and the dark nights are growing longer. For roughly 18 per cent of Canadians, winter means the beginning of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a mental health diagnosis that can come with signs of depression, sadness and fatigue.
As always, it’s a good idea to speak with your doctor if you suspect you suffer from SAD, but in the meantime here are some suggestions on how we can all up our self-care routine this winter to hopefully get those happy hormones flowing again.
Turn yourself onto light therapy
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Take some vitamin D
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Try to avoid alcohol
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Drink more water
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Go for a walk
Use CBD oil
Book a vacation
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Keep a journal
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Stick to a sleep schedule
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Try a CBD patch
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Improve your diet
Dial a friend
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