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SAD | Episode 229

SAD | Episode 229

Show Notes

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!

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  1. SAD

    1. Talk to someone

      1. Never keep it in

      2. Build a network, be a network

      3. Use us

      4. Professional Help

        1. Public Health Degrees - 79 Resources for Managing Seasonal Affective Disorder

        2. National Institute of Mental Health

        3. The American Psychiatric Association - SAD

    2. Keep a journal 

      1. It can help you find patterns and conditions which makes things worse

      2. It can also help you remember what has helped you

    3. Get ahead of it

      1. Re-arrange stressful activities or events for another time.

      2. Plan relaxing activities that might help improve your mood

        1. Outings/dates/dinners

        2. Trips away

        3. Future trips.

      3. Plan ahead, such as stocking up on things you need.

      4. Make more spare time to rest or do things you enjoy.

      5. Try to stick to a schedule.

      6. Create a self-care box

    4. Intentional acts of relaxation and/or activity

      1. Relaxation

        1. Dawn Simulators

        2. Aromatherapy - citrus, summery

      2. Activity

    5. Look after your physical health

      1. Light from a box

      2. Vitamin D

      3. Exercise