1. SAD is difficult especially these last 2 years. I use self care routines, meditation and exercising to deal with it. Great tips thank you for sharing this post!

  2. Love the tips! SAD is a big topic in the PNW and I use a light box. Great ideas here.

    1. Glad you enjoyed Stephanie!

  3. I live in Michigan alone so I am really starting to feel this. My therapist highly recommends for me to move south once my undergrad is over. I really like how you add on additional points to your tips. One thing that has also helped me is an essential oil diffuser. Great article!

    1. An essential oil diffuser helps me so much too. I completely understand about giving somewhere that is cold. I’m in Canada. Getting outside and walking even when you don’t feel like it always makes a difference too. Thanks for writing Asavari & take care!

  4. I have dealt with SAD for many years and I agree, I believe that this year will be very difficult for many of us. I have never heard of Hygge and love the idea of it. Will be trying. Have a~ blessed day

  5. I agree that this year will most likely be even more difficult due to the pandemic. I have experienced this myself already and now here comes winter. I appreciate this post and will refer back to it as needed this winter. Thanks you for sharing.

    1. Hi Julie – thanks for sharing. I think acknowledging that you’ ve experienced SAD before is actually an important step. This way you can take charge of it when stuck inside more frequently in the winter.

  6. These are some great suggestions. SAD is something that I have struggled with each year and, you’re right, this year is going to come with an even bigger challenge for people. Luckily, we’re seeing summer-like weather here right now in November, which has been helping. I am trying to spend as much time outside as I can, while I can. But, I know that this is limited and winter is just around the corner… I’m going to put some of your suggestions to use!

    1. Thanks for sharing Britt. Whenever we have less sun S.A.D can definitely take over. Great idea to think about what new things you can do this winter. I say let’s digg up the ice skates, snow shoes and tobogans!

  7. This year I believe that people who didn’t previously have SAD will experience it for the first time. This information is crucial for everyone this year. Thank you so much for this post. I will be saving it to share with client and friends.

    1. Hi Stephanie, I completely agree with you. During these strange times I think we all need to be aware of seasonal affective disorder. Anything we can do that’s a bit different this year can be really helpful – especially for people living with freezing winters. Thanks for bringing this up and for your support 🙂

  8. This is going to be a long winter, we are getting our first major snowstorm this weekend. I love your tips, and really want to try some adult yoga. My girls are homeschooling so we have been doing unicorn yoga (a game) and cosmic kids yoga which I will admit has made me break a sweat haha. Thank you for raising awareness of such an important topic. Really great tips to get through SAD.

    1. Hey Jenn, yes, this is going to be a long winter, I can feel it already! Yoga with Adriene really is a life-line for me, she is so relatable and caring as she gently encourages you through simple at-home practices.

      I love your magical approach to home schooling and getting through this time together with your girls. What is unicorn yoga, sounds fun? As does the cosmic kids yoga. Perhaps you and your girls might like to try her Adriene’s Rainbow Yoga session (for all ages), it’s free on YouTube here https://youtu.be/dF7O6-QabIo

      Thank you for your lovely comment, I’m glad you enjoyed my tips … every little helps 🙂

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