SAD (seasonal affective disorder) is a very real issue during the winter months. The short days and lack of sunlight can cause sadness and depression. Paying attention to our mental health is the first step in living a healthy and fulfilling life. Here is a great infographic, via Visual.ly, that outlines the symptoms and treatments of SAD. Regular exercise and relaxation techniques are two of the ways that I find help curb any gloomy feelings that can creep up this time of year.
Have you ever been affected by SAD? What ways do you help to combat it? Feel free to leave any comments, links, questions, or tips and tricks on how to combat SAD!
[Image via Visual.ly]