Autumn mood ? 6 ways to improve your mood!
It is much easier to enjoy life in summer. The day is longer, we have more energy, we are more willing to spend time outdoors. With the onset of cold weather and the change of time, most of us feel like we’ve lost a charger. We prefer to nap on the couch, eat unhealthy snacks, it is difficult for us to mobilize ourselves to be active … How to deal with the autumn blues?
Here are our ideas!
Go for an autumn walk
Try to break your aversion, choose a sunny day and go to the nearest park! This is an opportunity to look at the beautiful landscapes, and at the same time get some oxygen and move a little. We guarantee that after a walk among golden leaves you will forget about the autumn blues for a moment!
Take autumn photos
Do you know photos with the hashtag #atumnmood? Or maybe you are still watching beautifully arranged compositions with autumn accessories: leaves, candles, nuts and warm sweaters on Instagram? Reach out for your creativity and prepare unique, autumn photos, and you will surely forget for a moment how gloomy and dark it gets in the world!
Try a new recipe
Pumpkin Spice Latte? Hot chocolate? Warming soup? Surely you have a recipe in your head that you've always wanted to try but lacked the time. You can use seasonal ingredients: pumpkin is rich in vitamins A, C and E, folic acid and niacin. At the same time, it is low in calories and provides dietary fiber. The autumn treasure is also the zucchini, which supports the work of the brain and nervous system!
Reach for aromatherapy
Essential oils can not only help you relax, but even fight fall infections and improve your overall well-being. If you have trouble falling asleep, try the one with lavender, if you have a runny nose - try kajeput oil. You can add a few drops of your favorite fragrance to the bath and arrange a home spa! This is another idea for long, rainy evenings.
Use an anti-depressant lamp
The lack of sun in our climate cannot be overcome, but it can be compensated by the use of special lamps. According to psychologists, this is a good way to get rid of autumn apathy and function better. The depression of the mood caused by the lack of sun got its name - SAD, from the English for Seasonal Affective Disorder. It occurs in the fall and winter and affects women more often.
Often the culprit of deteriorating mood is vitamin deficiency. It is worth remembering about it especially in autumn, when there is no sun and we are unable to produce vitamin D. The functioning of the nervous system is also influenced by B vitamins. If their level is too low, we can be irritable, anxious and become depressed. Think that autumn is the perfect time to slow down and take care of yourself - both in terms of care and supplementation!
You can read more about the influence of vitamin D and vitamin B on our body here: 1. Everything you need to know about Vitamin D3 2. Vitamins from group B - properties and risks of deficiency We end our subjective review of "autumn" mood enhancers with the thought that when it's gray and gloomy outside, it's worth being good to yourself. Let's not expect miracles from ourselves, let's take care of basic issues such as sleep, rest, drinking water and at least a minimum dose of exercise every day. However, if we suspect that this is not the autumn blues, and the problem is somewhere deeper - do not be afraid to contact a specialist!