Stress and Seasonal Depression: Mitigating Winter Blues

February 7, 2023

February may be the shortest month of the year but somehow, it seems to last forever!! Anyone else? 🙋🏼‍♀️

For many of us, the winter blues - a type of depression related to seasonal changes - is a very real thing. Even more significant are the stats on the ‘general’ blues (otherwise known as depression). 

If you can relate, you are NOT ALONE!

Did you know that depressions (there are many types) are among the most common mental disorders - and the most treatable? 

And did you also know that there’s a link between STRESS and depression

Why am I telling you this? 

“The impact of stress on depression, and vice versa, is one of the most important problems of our times,” says Carol Landau, PhD, clinical professor at Brown University. “We think that the relationship between stress and depression is what’s called ‘bidirectional’: one can cause the other, and the other can cause the first, and both can make each other worse.”

Understanding stress, how it affects our body and our brain and what we can do about it can have a big impact on our mental health. It was a game changer for me!

Here are 3 things to get you started on mitigating the effects of stress:

  1. Learn about the 5 Pillars of Health and how they work together and either help or hinder your healing journey. (If you would like to download my mini ebook on the 5 pillars, click here)

  2. The concept of your STRESS LOAD, what it means and how you can manage it more intelligently.

  3. The role of emotions in the stress equation, how they affect how you see the world and interact with the world and what you can do change that lens. 

Do you want to learn more about how you can improve in this area? I invite you to schedule a discovery call with me. It’s FREE and you’ll come away with some actionable strategies on how to mitigate the winter blues!

Until next time!

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