How to Avoid Feeling Blue over the Seasonal Changes

happy smiling rebel faces to avoid seasonal affective disorder

Its that time of year…

Autumn has well and truly hit us, the leaves are turning red and the nights are drawing in. It can be a tough time of year with the seasonal change. S.A.D is a real thing (Seasonal Affective Disorder) which can leave you feeling a little down as you miss the summer sunshine.

We have some top tips so you can avoid feeling blue over the colder, darker months:

1. Try and get as much natural light as possible, either by sitting by a window at work or going for a lunchtime stroll on your break. Bring a friend and turn it into a social thing!

2.  Brings us nicely onto point 2… Stay social, arrange to meet friends and family when you can and make the effort to leave your house.

3. Stay active – exercise is renowned for releasing endorphins – the happy chemical :D they trigger a positive feeling in the body. Winter training can seem daunting, gross, hardcore (I’m sure you can come up with a few more colourful words to describe winter training) but we promise it can be just as fun as summer and in a lot of cases even more rewarding. Think of it as a type 2 fun!

4. The dark mornings make it hard to get out of bed. Set your alarm clock to an energetic song, give yourself a spaceship countdown or have a breakfast you can look forward to getting up for. Here’s a recipe for trainers Eilidh & Alice, smoothie and Granola

5. Come down to Rebel and see some happy smiling faces there.

Let us know if you have any other tips to avoid feeling blue over the seasonal changes!