Winter Blues & How to Kick Seasonal Depression

11 December 2012

Hey everyone! I thought I'd make a compilation of tips, advice, and informative links to help everyone get through winter in the Northern Hemisphere. I am lucky enough to be happy and content most of the time, but even in this weather I can get into a tiny funk. So let's get the sparkly fun times- happy thoughts train rolling. Choo-choo!

1. Keep your social life active, and not in hibernation mode. I'm not talking wild party animal, but keep your extracurricular activities at the level you retained during warmer weather. Getting out of the house for a walk, grabbing a coffee, meeting a friend for macaroons, joining your sister for hot yoga, and anything else that involves movement & human interaction is going to keep you perky.
        +Tip: If you're studying for exams/writing a paper/reading a new book for fun, head over to a coffee shop so you will be around people. Bring some headphones if you get distracted easily.
2. Continue to set goals. I have my monthly habits charted every 30 days. I'm now a pro at daily flossing, maintaining a rigid nighttime skin routine, and making my bed. I'm hoping to combine my October meditation goal with daily gratitude lists for December, but I've yet to reach a good rhythm. Never despair when something doesn't work out. It will happen one way or another, just keep hammering away!

3. Get some sun - take a walk. Take Vitamin D supplements. Just do it, it's science.

4. If you get extreme cases of SAD [Seasonal Affective Disorder], or are prone to depression, make sure your healthcare provider is aware and follow closely with them as needed. Don't isolate yourself during these periods of the year.
Also, if you have enough money saved ...then plan a trip - preferably somewhere warm. Sunlight, fun and relaxation are good funk busters - the Mayo Clinic says it's true.



  1. I needed this. thanks :)

  2. This is a great post :) Newest follower, right here!

    xo Ashley

  3. I always get terrible SAD during January and February, and I'm totally with you on these points, number one especially! xE

    1. Preach it giiirl. Although I'm hoping for #4 some time in February. ^-^ Just because.

  4. MARYLIN <3

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  5. wonderful <3
    xxx share the feeling
    have a great friday <3

  6. You have an amazing blog, I'm your newest follower.
    I'd love to invite you to visit my blog and give any advice about it, I'm so new at this and it would be such an honour for me :D

  7. oww i wanna go to that beach :(

  8. This is such a sweet post, Love that you consider how other that may not love the winter feel and give them tips to cheer them up. I love winter! It's my favorite time of the year. =)


  9. hat last shot of the ocean ;) is amazing I wish I was in a bikini hanging out and drinking in teh sun x


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