Welcome everyone and pull up a seat at the table. It’s Lunchtime in Rome. Tonight’s episode 229 is entitled “SAD”. These are tough days. Cold, cloudy, annoying amounts of precipitation, and still nowhere near enough hours of "sunlight." Seasonal Affective Disorder is a real thing. The acronym is fitting as it can make people feel SAD or worse. So, what can you do? We’re talking about that tonight!
Pull up a seat at the table and join us!
Talk to someone
Never keep it in
Build a network, be a network
Public Health Degrees - 79 Resources for Managing Seasonal Affective Disorder
The American Psychiatric Association - SAD
Keep a journal
It can help you find patterns and conditions which makes things worse
It can also help you remember what has helped you
Get ahead of it
Re-arrange stressful activities or events for another time.
Plan relaxing activities that might help improve your mood
Plan ahead, such as stocking up on things you need.
Make more spare time to rest or do things you enjoy.
Try to stick to a schedule.
Create a self-care box
Intentional acts of relaxation and/or activity
Aromatherapy - citrus, summery
Look after your physical health
Light from a box