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How To Beat The Post-Holiday Blues Caused By The Gloomy Weather


Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD is a type of depression that is related to the changes in seasons. It largely affects those who live in the North, where daylight hours during the winter are short. Experts haven't pinpointed what the real reason of this disorder is but women are mostly affected by this disorder. If you are dealing with winter blues, here are some tricks how you can deal with it.

Talk to your friends

The best way to beat depression is to talk about it and who else is best to talk to than your friends. Besides, your friends and family might also be feeling what you are feeling and coming together can beat those blues away. A simple cup of coffee, a short stroll outside, or watching a movie, is enough to remove the gloominess you feel.

Get back to your usual routine

The faster you get back to what you're used to doing, the more it is you forget about the depression you feel. On the other hand, if you continue to mope and give in to those feelings, the worse it will become. Tell yourself that holiday is over and overcome that sluggishness.

Re-decorate your house

To help you get off the holiday blues, you also need to remove all physical reminders that the season is over. Take away all the holiday decorations and change it back to the 'normal' ones. If you want, you can put new decorations to make the room feel fresh and new.

Look forward to exciting days ahead

Start planning activities you want to do in the coming days, weeks, or months. Maybe you want to go hiking or travel to another country in the summer. Whatever it is, plan and take action. That means when you plan to go to France this summer, start looking for a plane ticket and buy once you found one that's within your budget. If you want to watch that concert of your favorite entertainer, buy a ticket as well.

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