We all feel a little stressed out on vacation. But it is generally a happy time as we await gifts and the beginning of a new year . After all this excitement, it makes sense that we should feel a little depressed on January 2nd. Especially in light of the ongoing pandemic. Submerging temperatures and centimeters of snow do not help.
The Winter Blues
All of these can lead to a serious medical condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder, aptly named SAD. "SAD is a type of depression that causes or is related to the decreased amount of sunlight during the winter months," explains Stephanie Catalano LCSW and author of Mindful Makeover . The sun gives off UV rays and vitamin D, which releases serotonin in our body.… Read more