3 Simple Habits to Brighten Up SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder or Winter Blues.
As winter blues settle in among the Northern Hemisphere population let’s learn how we can minimize the effects of less cheerful and sunny time of the year to still have fun and get sh*t done 😊
3 behavior tools that will boost your dopamine and serotonin, the ones that get low during winter times due to lack of sufficient sunlight. It’s not you - it’s the Sun!
1. GET A GOOD DAYLIGHT LAMP
Our brain happy molecules, dopamine and serotonin, that give us zest for life, drive for action, happiness for satisfaction, they are very sensitive to natural light exposure. The less sun, specifically in the early hours - the less of them the brain gets.
One of the ways to improve the situation - use the best natural light substitution - daylight lamps that you can find plenty of on Amazon. As cheap as $20! Isn’t your happiness worth it❓ As does your waistline❗ Insufficient serotonin, for example, contributes to increased appetite in winter.
Get the lamp of 10000 LUX. Spent a few hours with it in the morning/early afternoon, while working for example, just set it up so your eyes are exposed.
2. MOVE MORE WHEN MOOD GOES LOW
Exercise boosts serotonin and dopamine. Simple.
And you don’t have to sweat to get the effect!
Just move - yoga, walking (especially outside in nature), dancing, playing bowling - just move, that’s the idea.
3. EAT THESE 5 FOODS FOR NO BLUE MOODS DAILY
The foods that I wrote about in the post HERE also boost dopamine and serotonin in a sustainable way, providing other health benefits. Eat them daily. I demonstrate my daily routine HERE.
Do these daily - and you’ll be shocked at how brighter the winter months get!
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