3 Ways to get through February

winter blues

One of my favorite singers is Van Morrison. This time of year I keep hearing the lyric, “I can get through February”

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons — SAD begins and ends at about the same times every year. If you’re like most people with SAD, your symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody. Less often, SAD causes depression in the spring or early summer.

Don’t brush off that yearly feeling as simply a case of the “winter blues” or a seasonal funk that you have to tough out on your own. Take steps to keep your mood and motivation steady throughout the year.

 I confess I struggle every February with SAD. Over the years I have developed a little formula that ensures that “I can get through February”.

 

Get warm

If I can’t get to Florida I Get in front of as many fireplaces I can find. A tanning bed is good but age and quality of the equipment is important and remember “less is more”

Get moving

This is a perfect time to start yoga or that fitness program that you have been planning for another day. There are seven days in and someday isn’t one of them. We have teamed up with Well by Nature to stare a Yoga and Fitness program.

 

Get happy

Plan an event, get with friends, build a Dream Board.

Book a vacation, write down all your Blessings, start a journal, buy a very large book and don’t stop until you’ve read it, take music or art lessons. Book a Massage!

This year was a little worse than most so I went to my Doctor and she did a blood test that revealed that I was vitamin deficient so she prescribed some special vitamins. Maybe you should check with your Doctor just in case. – Terry Owens

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