Are the Winter Blues Setting in? You’re Not AloneAs a Winter blues and SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) sufferer myself, I’ve found myself saying these things repeatedly over the years:
It’s too warm under these covers; I can’t get up.
I don’t feel like cooking; let’s just get take-out tonight (again!)
Sorry, all I want to do is hermit in right now. Maybe I’ll see you in April.
If the unpredictable weather, shorter days, and gloomy skies are making it harder to feel quite yourself lately, you aren’t alone. It’s not all roses and glam living that #momlife Instagram so easily portrays…
For people with winter blues and SAD, winter can be tough. Throw in the stress of caring for little ones who are cooped up inside thanks to cold temps and seasonal sickness, and winter may feel downright unbearable.
For me, winter was so hard on my health that we finally decided to move to Florida. As expected, the year-round sunshine did wonders!
My symptoms were gone and I lived life as my healthy, summer-self year-round.
But, we wanted to be closer to family and roots here in Michigan. And now that we are back to living in Michigan, I’m back in the thick of the winter battle.
BUT this time, it’s different.
While I was away, I learned a lot about SAD.
Now, the Good: Winter Blues and SAD are Treatable
While we may live in one of the cloudiest states in the nation (and yes, last month was a doozy!) We also live in a city bursting with plenty of natural remedies to have you not only surviving but actually enjoying winter (and your life) again.
Activating the tips listed below has been a huge help to me.
This week we went to visit the horses at MSU and it was amazing how very calming it was.
Try the tips – they can be a day changer!
9 Gloom Busters for Anyone with the Winter Blues, SAD, or Just Lives in Michigan in the Winter
Here are some tips on how you and your family can perk up winter right here in Lansing.