As the sun only continues to make less of an appearance whilst winter returns, we are met with much darker days accompanied by harsher weather. These particular changes can truly take a toll on many, especially those who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
If you may be finding it difficult to even muster the energy to get up and about, these healing practices will make you feel grateful that you did. Turn your darker days around, and bring the light back with your own power.
1. Bring light into your home
When we said bring the light back with your own power, we really meant it.
If your mental health is struggling during these times, investing in bringing new lights, candles, and even lanterns into your home might just be the change that you need.
Illuminate your space, and this can make a tremendous difference in how you feel, whether whilst powering through your work-from-home routine, or simply snuggling up in bed.
2. Find radiance within
Whilst the sun goes to hibernate, so do we.
Many of us spend more time inside during the winter, and this can be utilised as an opportunity to go deeper within yourself. Create a healing routine that incorporates practices such as journalling, meditation, and movement. These are powerful tools that we can use to channel our emotions, especially when they are difficult.
3. Maximise your time outside
Spending time in the harshly low temperature may be the last thing on your mind, however if the skies are clear, make the most out of it! Grab your fluffiest coat, layer up, and get some fresh air. Being with nature is one of the best ways to turn your mood around and clear your mind.
4. Prioritise self care
We may not be able to control the weather, however we most definitely have the power to take charge in how we treat ourselves, and this can largely influence how we feel physically and psychologically.
Make sure that you are eating nourishing meals, moving your body regularly, and drinking enough water. This can make a world of a difference, no matter how dark the days become.
5. Take natural vitamin D supplements
As we are not receiving a sufficient amount of sunshine, it is more important a time than ever to be supplying yourself with Vitamin D. Vitamin D is important in the regulation of mood and energy, and it can also help supply any nutrients that you are missing without your natural supply of sunshine.
Overall, focusing on finding light within can radiate light unto your external world. Do not be afraid to reach out and seek help if you are struggling during these times.