Autumn is here! And as if the loss of tan wasn’t enough, you also lose your morale! In question? The lack of light and the cruel drop in temperatures! Do not panic; here is a slew of tips to smile at life in autumn.
Autumn, a season conducive to seasonal depression
According to a YouGov poll for the HuffPost dating from 2019, autumn would tire 41% of French respondents and depress 22%. And it’s not over! More than one in two French people would face a drop in morale during this transition season. It must be said that between the days that keep getting shorter, the lack of light and the falling temperatures considerably disturb our biological clock! Results? Morale is at half mast, and fatigue is the order of the day. Fortunately, certain habits can help you stay positive.
Practice a physical activity
Did you know that sport was a natural antidepressant? And for a good reason, when you practice physical activity, your body releases endorphins, these happiness hormones! But my Sunday sports enthusiasts, be reassured! You don’t have to run a marathon to feel good. It’s up to you to find the activity that suits you and is suitable for you: walking, swimming, tennis… So whether the sun is beating down or it’s raining, remember to exercise; it’s good for your morale!
To take some fresh air.
In autumn, the cruel lack of light acts mainly on the loss of morale! Thus, it is more than ever recommended to get some fresh air, if only to face the outside light and be able to produce vitamin D. From a simple walk to food shopping, through gardening, all occasions are suitable for airing the body and mind.
Take care of your diet
.When the fall season comes, if morale is not good, it is also because vitamin D deficiencies are frequent! The right reflex? Opt for seasonal fruits and vegetables to give your body a boost. In the cast: carrots, celery, pumpkins, cabbage, apples, or pears, which will be natural allies. Also, choose foods rich in vitamin D, such as fatty fish, chocolate, mushrooms, and eggs.
Do light therapy sessions
.It is a great success in the Nordic countries! Light therapy is a cure that would boost the production of hormones as if you were exposing yourself to natural light. In addition, it would make melatonin less active and bring more energy. To do this, you must place yourself 30 minutes a day in front of a light therapy lamp at a distance of 30 centimeters. You can do it at home by getting a device from a doctor or a specialized center.