This weekend, I laid down for an afternoon nap and when I woke up, it was dark outside! Then, today, I woke up to clouds and rain. 😩 It’s THAT time of year where I have to be mindful about how I spend my time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The thing is, I actually love fall! However, it’s also the time where the days shorten, there’s less sunlight, temperatures drop, the holidays and end of the year are around the corner, etc. There’s no doubt these shifts can and do impact our routines, lifestyle, and mood.
Seasonal affective disorder is often thought to exclusively associated with the colder months but did you know, many are also impacted by the warm months as well? Whether it is the season itself or the events that accompany each season, understanding how your emotional well-being is impacted and implementing coping skills to remain balanced will be essential. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As we transition into the fall and winter, be intentional with:
1) Spending time outside,
2) Making plans to connect with your support system
3) Setting boundaries with people and things that drain you
4) Understanding what vitamins and nutrients are beneficial for you
5) Maintaining your self-care routine as much as possible
6) Getting active
7) Seeking professional support if you need it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How do you stay well as the seasons change? Comment below, it just might help someone else!