What can you do about sad


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http://positivetranceformations.com.au/blog/sad-and-hypnotherapy/ SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) is not a huge problem on the Gold Coast, but it does happen. SAD is caused by people not getting enough exposure to sunlight, as sunlight stimulates the pineal gland to produce feel-good chemicals. To overcome despondency caused by a spell of gloomy weather, get outside more to chill out and to exercise, increase your exposure to natural light and eat more oily fish.

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What can you do about sad

  1. 1. What can you do about SAD?Seasonal Affective Disorder
  2. 2. Whether you get the milder versionwe’re likely to get here or the moreextreme one you may encounter ifyou spend a significant amount ofyour time at higher latitudes?
  3. 3. The first thing you can do is toincrease your exposure tosunshine.
  4. 4. We’ve got plenty of sunshine, somake the most of it! Even if you’rea bit downcast and despondent forsome other reason, sunshine doesstimulate your body to producethose feel-good chemicals
  5. 5. A walk at lunchtime if you work inan office might be all that’s needed.While you always need to be carefuland take precautions so you don’tget sunburned,
  6. 6. you need a bit of sunlight straightonto your skin, without sunscreen orany of the other slip-slop-slap-wrapprecautions – five minutes in thelate afternoon or first thing in themorning won’t hurt you and will doyou good.
  7. 7. Another thing you can to is to openthe curtains more. This way, yourbody will perceive the natural lightand respond to it.
  8. 8. Some people suggest sleeping withyour curtains open, but this can becounterproductive, as darkness isneeded for a good night’s sleep.
  9. 9. Diet can also play a role.Researchers found that there wasone exception in the Nordiccountries when it came to SAD:Iceland.
  10. 10. Iceland had the high latitudes and asimilar genetic mix to Norway andSweden, etc. but didn’t have thesame incidence of SAD.
  11. 11. The answer was probably fish,which the Icelandic people ate a lotmore of. Here, we’re talking aboutcold-water oily fish like mackereland salmon.
  12. 12. As well as exercising in the openair, relaxing in the outdoors is alsogood – and it’s good for moremental issues than SAD.
  13. 13. Sit somewhere outdoors, watch theclouds roll by, listen to the soundsof the natural world around you(even if this is just a sparrow or theleaves rustling in the trees).
  14. 14. Leave your smart phone in your bagor pocket and switch off. It’ll do youa lot of good.
  15. 15. Also, to totally overcome SAD, talkto a Hypnotherapist Brisbane. Theycan help alleviate your depressionor anxiety 
  16. 16. Get more info about SAD orSeasonal Affective Disorder atpositivetranceformations.com.au