How To Deal With Winter Blues (SAD)

When winter drags we might feel challenged and respond with depressive moods

When winter drags we might feel challenged and respond with depressive moods

At this time of the year most of us are really sick of winter and yet we have to put up with bad weather and little light for another month or two.

Well, we have two basic options: give in to the gloom or see what we can do to make the remaining winter days lighter and to prepare for the coming of spring.

If you feel SAD, consider taking some extra vitamin D (I find D Pearls by Pharma Nord best). It takes a while until the supplement takes effect (up to 6 weeks) but it’s really worth it. In Ireland, due to small amount of sunlight, most people have a deficit of this important vitamin. Vitamin D is a mega-vitamin: it supports many vital processes, it coordinates the metabolism, is linked to the function of thyroid gland and to the whole hormonal system. It’s deficit may result in depressive moods.

Other vitamins linked to mood are B vitamins (especially B6). You might also need some magnesium – you will know you do for sure if you crave chocolate.

As for diet, it’s already time to start re-introducing lighter soups and salads – according to ayurveda we are at kapha time of the year now which means that we may feel sluggish and prone to depression if we eat too many kapha foods (dairy products, wheat, sugar, fats). Now it’s easy to put on weight. Green vegetables and hot spices to promote digestion are therefore good choices.

During kapha time we might feel lazy, heavy and prone to depressive moods. A simple way to deal with this is to keep an eye on interesting activities in the neighbourhood and go to meet people – a nice chat by the fire will lighten anybody’s mood. It may sound like a cliche – but now that we feel so heavy and tired it’s easy to stay on the sofa in front of the tv all too often. A bit of exercise would also be great – after 30 mins of workout endorphins, the feel-good hormones are released into the bloodstream.

And finally – how can bioenergy healing help you to surf through this challenging time. Bioenergy healing can energise the body, give the lazy metabolism a boost and lighten the mood. Read more about Stress, Depression and Anxiety Treatment here.

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to give me a buzz – I will be happy to answer any questions you might have in relation to bioenergy healing. If you live far away – it’s not a problem. I also work distantly via Skype.