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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.

4. Journal

Writing can be such a soothing tool. I have adapted a writing exercise that has aided me in being more positive around this time of year. At the end of my day, I write down "Three Good Things" that I am grateful for, which in turn pushes me to find the bright spots throughout my day. Journaling is an easy way to promote positivity and resilience whenever you're feeling down.

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