Every year, changes in mood due to colder weather and less daylight hours affect 5 to 10% of the U.S. population – especially in the January and February months. As seasons change, people experience a change in their biological internal clock or circadian rhythm, causing a shift in daily schedule. These biological and chemical changes can luckily be curbed with a few small seasonal changes.
Include foods high in vitamin D such as fatty fish or mushrooms in your diet
Get outside (when you can) during peak sunlight hours for a dose of vitamin D
Reach out to your support system. Isolation can cause symptoms to be worse.
What do you do to boost your mood this season?
*Always seek professional help for physical, mental, and emotional clinical treatment.