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How do you beat the winter blues?

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Tori_Scope
Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,508 Disability Gamechanger
Many of us are affected by darker days, and colder weather.

I recently bought a SAD lamp, to see if that helps. 

I also try to make sure I get outside while it's lighter, or at least open my blind.

What are your top tips for beating the winter blues? Let us know in the comments below :) 

National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Usually having the heating on  and getting nice and cosy and warm bit unfortunately we are having to find alternative ways to keep warm 

    My concern is some people will end up staying in bed to keep warm and the effect this could have on their mental and physical health 

    A brisk walk/wheel wrapped up in cosy coat hat scarf and gloves 
  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Disability Gamechanger
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    I am a firm believer of getting out in nature, my hubby and myself used to do most of our big walks in the winter months, my health has took a big dive the last couple of years but we still try and get out, even if its a drive to a local nature reserve and watch the birds on the lake.
    I've heard the lights are good.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,508 Disability Gamechanger
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    I agree that getting out is usually a good idea, if possible @sueheath @janer1967 :) Being in nature is certainly good for my wellbeing, and helps me to get some daylight.

    I worry about that too @janer1967, as I imagine many people will be spending more time in bed to try and stay warm. 

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

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