- Try to get as much natural sunlight as possible. Even a brief lunchtime walk can be beneficial.
- Make your work and home environments as light and airy as possible.
- Sit near to windows when you are indoors.
- Take plenty of regular exercise, particularly outdoors and in daylight, if possible.
- Eat a healthy, balanced diet.
- If possible, avoid stressful situations and take steps to manage stress.
- Talk to your family and friends about SAD so that they understand why your mood changes during the winter. This will enable them to help and support you more effectively.
15 November 2013
Self-help for people with Season Affective Disorder
For people with Seasonal Affective Disorder, autumn and winter can be a challenging time. However, by introducing some simple lifestyle changes, sufferers may notice a significant improvement in their symptoms.