If short days and cold weather have you feeling down, you’re not alone. According to PsychCentral.com, the “winter blues” or clinically speaking, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), affects up to 5% of the population. Feelings of fatigue, sadness, increased food cravings and irritability are common symptoms and may be a sign that you are suffering from winter depression. If heading to Aruba for the winter isn’t an option, you may want to try some of these suggestions until it’s time to spring forward.
Valerie Tunks is a nationally certified counselor and a life coach at Goose Creek Coaching. Valerie can be reached through the Goose Creek Coaching contact page.