As soon as old man winter rears his chilly head, it can change the way we feel, the way we look at life, the way we eat.
In other words, this is not always a joyous season for many of us because of the lower temperatures. And if you’re not feeling quite as well lately, it could be because of the chillier weather.
There is actually a name for it, it’s called Seasonal Affective Disorder, and it occurs when the days are shorter and darker. We often wake up when it’s still dark outside and if we have work or errands to run or meetings to attend, often return home at twilight because night comes earlier too.
That has an effect on our health since it makes us feel tired, sleepy and changes our appetite. It also makes us feel more apathetic – we lose interest in things, don’t feel motivated and can get to a point where we feel kind of hopeless. Sound familiar?