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Winter fast approaching the onset of winter will see most of us feeling a little blue. The reduction in day light hours can make you feel less active and more tired, and many of us will have a tendency to eat more. For some, however, this natural loss of energy and enthusiasm with the change of season is far too strong. When this happens you may be suffering from Seasonal Affected Disorder (S.A.D) or the winter blues.
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is an annually occurring state of low mood and spirits, thought to be triggered by the reduced daylight hours of the colder months. While the mechanism behind SAD is not fully understood, there are several ways we can help ourselves combat SAD.
The third Monday in January (16) has become known as Blue Monday, or the most depressing day of the year, due to a combination of poor weather, the post-Christmas blues, and mounting debt. Whether or not this is the most depressing day of the year, January can be one the months most associated with a low mood and the disorder known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD).