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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.

1. Exercise

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You have got to move your body! Take a spin class or yoga class – even 30 minutes on the treadmill will get your energy up. Exercise easily helps with unwanted weight gain, which is a common side effect of SAD.

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