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Simple Ways to Take Care of Yourself During Difficult Times

Self-care is vitally important, but even more so during the unsettling time that we are dealing with worldwide. Self-care helps not only with stress relief but also for overall mental health. Social distancing, self-quarantining or extra family time might have some feeling like they are losing their mental sanity. And although it also doesn’t take a lot to take proper care of yourself, it can be easily overlooked, but during this time it’s crucial.  Here are some different ways to practice self-care now during difficult times now and every day after. Get More Exercise Self-quarantining is affecting everyone’s daily schedules. But now is not the time to get lazy and stay in bed all day or neglect your physical health. Doing a little bit of exercise every day will make you feel better about yourself and raise your self-confidence, which also helps…

4 Tips to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is one type of depression related to the change in season. The reduced level of sunlight at the beginning of Fall may cause winter-onset SAD. This decrease in sunlight may disrupt your body’s internal clock and lead to feelings of depression. You may also experience low energy, sleeping problems, feeling hopeless and changes in weight. Traditional treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder includes medications, light therapy, and psychotherapy. You can combat SAD symptoms without traditional treatments. If you think you may have the winter blues or you know you have the condition, try these four tips to combat your symptoms: Take in the Sun Rays Spend as much time as you can in the sun. Sit by a window or go for a walk when the sun is rising or is the brightest. Natural sunlight improves…

Here’s Why You Should Create Affirmations for the Fall

If you’ve been following me for a while, then you know I am a big fan of affirmations. Affirmations are an amazing tool when you want to be happier and more optimistic, get the right focus, and improve your mental attitude. You get to choose what affirmations to use, whether writing them down or saying them out loud. Here is some more information about using affirmations in the fall season. Benefits of Daily Affirmations Here is a rundown of the main benefits of using daily positive affirmations: It promotes a positive attitude and change in your mindset. This is definitely one of the best reasons to use daily affirmations. They are always positive statements meant to put you in the right mindset. It helps you throughout the day when you start your day with more positivity and kindness. You learn…

3 Ways to Reset Your Body for Spring

The winter months make most people feel more tired than they’re used to feeling. The cold winter season tends to make the days seem shorter, making people feel lethargic. With the arrival of spring, most people notice that their energy becomes to change as it begins to be restored. And once Spring hits, many of us regret the lack of activity we did during the colder amounts the copious amount of comfort food we indulged in and how it has impacted our physical body. Sound familiar? Weight gain in the colder months is incredibly common. Fortunately, there are several ways to give the body a good reset for spring. Salt Water Flush A salt water flush is an excellent way to give the body a good startup if you notice that your body is not functioning at its optimal potential.…

4 Tips to Improving Your Mental Health in the Spring

Winter can be a difficult season for people with mental health problems. Depression and anxiety are often worse during winter months because you are stuck inside in bad weather and unable to do things that would help you feel better. Now that spring is approaching, you can use the improving weather to take steps that will help improve your mental health. Here are some ways you can improve your mental health this spring. Spend More Time Outside Many people suffer from seasonal depression during the winter months when the days are shorter. So sunshine (vitamin D) is a good way to help improve your mood and overall mental health.  As the year moves into spring weather, the days will be longer and warmer. You can improve your mental health by taking advantage of the improving weather. Even spending fifteen minutes outside…