How To Beat The Post-Summer Blues

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Are you feeling a bit down in the dumps knowing winter is over? We have 12 great tips for beating those blues...

The school holidays are over, the days are getting shorter and your tan is well and truly faded – it’s no wonder a lot of us feel those post-summer blues around this time of year. The euphoria of amazing holidays, bright sunshine and late-night barbecues makes way for rainy mornings, packed trains and a return to the busy monotony of our every day lives. Indeed, it’s difficult to welcome this change with open arms.

If you find this seasonal change difficult to embrace, you’re not the only one. It has been scientifically proven that we get sadder as the weather deteriorates. SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) is one of the most commonly diagnosed forms of depression in the UK. This is where depression flares up during the colder months, and this affects 1 in 15 people in the UK. Although the causes are disputed, it is believed we get sadder as it gets colder because of the shorter days and lack of sunshine, which stimulates the production of melatonin in the brain.

But just because the sun is fading, it doesn’t mean our happiness has to and we don’t need to lose that feeling of summer fulfilment and contentment. If you’re feeling down in the dumps about the changing season, read on for our top tips for banishing those blues and embracing the beauty of Autumn and Winter!

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