Updated: Sep 27, 2019
Do you feel like a victim? As the cold weather approaches each year, do you curl up in a ball and hold your breath, simply waiting for the “bad” weather to pass so you can live your life again?
Well stop it! You are going to learn a few tips use to help overcome the depression, lethargy, fatigue and anxiety often brought on by Seasonal Affective Disorder.
For the first time in your life, take time for you, and learn how to enjoy all the glorious and marvellous elements that come with cold weather.
KNOW YOUR ILLNESS
If you don’t know why you feel bad, then you can’t get better. You may think you have seasonal affective disorder, but can you be sure? Your healthcare provider can help you decide the real reasons for the blues that seem to strike during specific times of the year. If you do find you have SAD, do not panic. That is the worst thing you can do.
First, learn as much as you can about your disease. Find out what support groups are available. Find out what your treatment options are. Whatever you do, do not sit around and feel sorry for you, because you are the only person that can help you.
If you know why you feel the way you do, you can start working on the “how” to fix the feelings associated with your illness.
FIND SOMEONE THAT HAS THE SAME PROBLEM
There is nothing better than a best friend. When you have SAD, having a close friend with depression or SAD can help you even more. Often, you may find it hard for other people to understand why you feel the way you do.
When you have someone that can relate to you to talk to, you can share your feelings and talk with ease knowing the person you are with understands you. You do not have to worry about what they will think after you leave, because they know what you have to go through each day.
CREATE A LIST OF FIVE ACTIVITIES YOU ENJOY DOING WHEN COLD WEATHER STRIKES
You should always have a backup plan in life. On the days you feel bad, pick an activity you enjoy doing that will make you feel better. You should create a list of fun activities ahead of time so you don’t have to try to find something to do when you are already feeling a tad blue. Your list may look something like this:
Go bowling with friends Order pizza and make ice cream sodas Take a ride to a place you’ve never been to and have lunch People watch at a new and exciting location Finish a puzzle you started, or start a puzzle and finish it
WEAR BRIGHT CLOTHES
Most people fall into the trap of wearing “fall” or “winter” colours during colder months of the year. These colours are usually browns, shades of grey… you know, the kind of colours that keep you feeling blue.
What do you notice about summer? The colours people wear are bright and colourful. So, why not dress lightly and brightly when you feel a little blue? Why not break with ordinary trends and pick out something spicy to wear? Do your hair, do anything that makes you feel better about your health and the way you feel.
As a start try my favourite mood enhancing essential oils:
Balance - Grounding Blend - Everyone experiences moments of disconnectedness. The warm, woody aroma of doTERRA Balance® Grounding Blend creates a sense of calm and well-being.
Citrus Bliss - Invigorating Blend - Citrus Bliss® Invigorating Blend merges the benefits of citrus essential oils. We combine the powerful essences of Wild Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Bergamot, Tangerine, and Clementine with a hint of Vanilla Absolute to form this unique and harmonious blend
Cheer - Uplifting Blend - Cheer is an invigorating mixture of citrus and spice essential oils. Featuring Wild Orange, Cinnamon Bark, and Star Anise essential oils, the resulting chemical profile is rich in monoterpene and aldehydes, renowned for their uplifting and warming properties.
Elevation - Joyful Blend - Elevation is the perfect blend for those moments when you need to be revitalized. This exciting blend provides an invigorating combination of CPTG® essential oils that can elevate your mood and increase your energy. Elevation is a blend of Lavandin, Lavender, Tangerine, Elemi, Lemon, Myrtle, Melissa, Ylang Ylang, Osmanthus and Sandalwood blended flawlessly for an immediate and dramatic effect.
Serenity - Calming Blend - dōTERRA Serenity™ essential oil is the perfect blend to diffuse at bedtime for a restful night’s sleep, to calm a restless baby or child, or to help reduce the worry and stress so many of us feel. dōTERRA Serenity combines the soothing scents of Lavender, Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, and Ylang Ylang with the warming aromas of Hawaiian Sandalwood and Vanilla Bean to create a prized essential oil blend that every home, family, and individual needs.
You can start by adopting one or two of the tips. You can even start coming up with your own list of tips. Follow your own advice. Get out there and do something positive with your life.
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