Feelings of fatigue, depression, social withdrawal, and mood swings are all indicators that you may be experiencing seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is a type of depression that typically affects people during the fall and winter months and occurs when your circadian rhythm is thrown off by dreary weather.
Although SAD can impact everyone differently, we've rounded up tips on how to improve your overall mood if you are experiencing SAD. These are general tips and you may find that some don't work for you, and that's OK. In the event that this expert advice doesn't work or you think you may need additional help, we recommend reaching out to a licensed professional such as your doctor or a mental health expert like a psychologist who can help you manage SAD.
- Additional reporting by Tamara Pridgett