“Spring” Into a Healthy State of Mind

Apr 9, 2024

Ways to Embrace the Change of the Seasons

Have you ever heard of “the winter blues?” They are a legit thing.  Your mental health can actually be impacted by a shift in climate changes from any season into another.

Climate changes can cause and intensify stress and anxiety, adversely affecting mental health.  For example, events such as extreme storms or extreme heat can lead to depression and anger.

As we get further into the Spring season and the changes in climate, it would be a great time to really connect with yourself.  Identify your emotions, do things that help your mood and state of mind, revisit the things that are in your control and out of your control – focusing on the things that play a larger role in the impact of your life.  Notice if Spring is a season which settles in nicely for you or if it’s a time that tend to bring added anxiety and stress. 

Even if season changes have been difficult for you in years past, this one can be better.  Take time to protect your mental health.

Ways to Embrace the Change of Seasons

  • Make a list of priorities this season.  Don’t give into any added pressure.  Do the things that you really enjoy.
  • Get access to plenty of natural light by spending time outside or near a window.
  • Maintain a regular schedule, even when the temperature is cooler outside, and you’re tempted to sleep in.
  • Start your own traditions – particularly if you have any conflict with your family.  You can create your own loving environment.
  • Take care of your body.  Exercise at least 30-minutes/day, at least 5 days/week.  Eat plenty of healthy foods, get enough sleep, drink enough water.

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