Changing weather brings a lot for everyone. For some it is about new clothes, for some, it is about different ambience but for few people, it is not a good change. There are some people that react to the seasonal change in the worst manner. The term of this medical condition is Seasonal Affective Disorder(SAD). Seasonal affective disorder is a mental condition that is triggered by the change in weather. It usually happens in winters. The person suffering from this disorder feel low and deprived of energy. It can make you feel moody, sad or even depressed. (Also read: What are the most unusual phobias in the world)
What are the signs of Seasonal Affective Disorder(SAD)?
Though the signs and symptoms vary from individual to individual, few of them are:
The feeling of empowering sadness
You constantly feel sad or upset about things. This can even turn into a feeling of depression.
Losing interest in things
You start cutting off from your hobbies and interest. You feel no energy or motivation to do them. (Also read: How to stop procrastination using 6 simple steps)
Your energy level is really low. You don’t feel like being active in your personal or professional life.
Unhealthy sleeping routine
Either you sleep for a very little time or you constantly oversleep. Both the sleeping routines are unhealthy for you.
Lack of appetite
Even eating starts feeling like a tremendous task to you. You start skipping meals or eating bare minimum. In contrast, some people experience urge to eat more.
How to treat it naturally?
Go for light therapy
If natural sunlight is not an option then you can keep your surroundings well lit. Don’t lock yourself in a dark room, it will just worsen your condition.
You are after all ‘what you eat’. So, don’t gulp down comfort food without a thought. Switch to natural and seasonal fruits and vegetables to feel healthy.
Whenever you are lucky enough to get a dash of sunlight, make the most of it. Go outside and appreciate the wonders of nature.
Cutting off from the world will just worsen your condition. So, keep your social life active and enjoy with your friends! (Also read: How to change negative thoughts into positive ones)