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Feeling SAD? Six Effective Ways To Combat Seasonal Depression

It is OK to not be OK.

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Have you been feeling down since the season changed? If you have, you may be struggling with seasonal depression.

You're probably thinking I sound like a commercial but Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is real. I'll be the first to admit that I experience random crying sprees, decrease in energy, a low desire to be around others, and an extreme difficulty to get out of bed in the morning. While it has its own name, it's natural for your mood to shift along with the times.

It is ok to not be ok.

The best thing you can do for yourself is to recognize the signs and take action. Being the good girlfriends we are, we have gathered a few tips that could you in this seasonal transition.

2. Aromatherapy

Aromatherpay has so many benefits. Medical News Today said, "Certain essential oils may relieve some of the psychological and physical symptoms linked with depression. Some research has shown that using essential oils may improve sleep, enhance mood, and improve a person's quality of life."

Try oils like Lavender and Bergamot, as they are great for anxiety and help relieve stress. Using lamps like the Aromatherapy Crystal Salt Himalayan Lamp is also amazing for light and color.

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