Winter is fast approaching, a fact made only made more apparent by the start of holiday music season and the impending end of daylight savings. The good news: holidays, a general sense of hygge, and peppermint-flavored everything. The bad news: coldness, a lack of sunlight, and the general misery that comes along with those two things. But don't despair just yet, as it's possible to work to make those gloomy moments a little more bearable through some targeted self-care, whether that's through wellness-focused activities you love or light therapy. For depression (especially seasonal depression), cabin fever, or any other case of the winter blues, we've come up with a list of things that might help get you through this difficult season.
Of course, it’s important to remember that if the changing of the seasons has significantly affected your mental health, you should always seek whatever professional help you can as the first course of action. We don’t claim these tools are a replacement for medication, therapy, or whatever works best for you, but if any of the below happens to lighten your mood in some small way, that’s amazing.