With the coming of the autumn, many people complain of a reduced mood, apathy and a breakdown. This seasonal mood can turn into a dangerous autumn depression - the most common form of seasonal depressive disorder.
The cause of the autumn depression, according to scientists, can be a diminishing day, cloudy rainy weather, which affects the mood. If, with the onset of autumn, you begin to fall into a dreary state, then you are overtaken by this disorder, and you need to take action as soon as possible.
A person who suffers from autumnal depression is difficult to control himself, while negative thoughts and emotions lead to various disorders.
Consider the main signs of autumn depression:
- increased fatigue;
- heightened emotionality;
- sleep disorders, insomnia;
- sudden mood swings;
- craving for high-calorie food.
Some of the symptoms can be more pronounced, others less.Autumn depression can be mild and severe. With a mild form, you can successfully fight yourself, but if the symptoms do not go away and the condition gets worse, you need to resort to the help of specialists.
Perhaps, the most important thing to pay attention to is nutrition. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, as well as foods that promote the production of serotonin - bananas, citrus fruits, dates, as well as meat and dairy products rich in protein.
The most common antidepressant is chocolate, eat a small chocolate bar a day, but do not get carried away. Excessive use of it can lead to obesity. During the autumn depression many people feel a craving for sweets and flour, but such food brings little benefit.
It is also desirable to diversify the diet products with vitamins group C and B. So, found out grapefruit contributes to the easing of depression, raises the mood and ability to work.
It is advisable to replace tea and coffee with herbs. To cope with a bad mood helps decoctions of the following herbs: thyme, mint, linden. Useful properties of these herbs favorably affect the nervous system and overall well-being.
During the depression, physical exertion is very effective: light jogging, walking, training in the gym. Also, the water has a relaxing effect on the body, so you need to visit the pool, if possible. After the pool you will be charged with vivacity, in addition, the water has a relaxing effect. If you do not have the opportunity to visit the pool, use a contrast shower.
It is necessary to spend as much time as possible in the fresh air, in the sun. Lighting at home and at work needs to be made more intense.
Adjust the sleep-wake mode. Sleep at least 8 hours daily. If you do not sleep for some reason, be sure to sleep.
It will not be superfluous to have a short day's sleep, which should be no more than half an hour.
Do not forget to read at least twenty minutes of your favorite books.
Scroll one day, forget about the media and be free from them. In case you find it difficult to spend all day in this way, release at least the evening.
Yoga or meditation is also an excellent way of dealing with depression.
Do not forget about the positive mood during the autumn depression, watch comedies, communicate with those with whom you are happy to communicate, joke and laugh, because laughter inhibits the production of stress hormones - adrenaline and cortisone.
During the autumn depression do not lose your sense of humor and try not to indulge in a dreary autumn mood!