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5 Ways to Beat Seasonal Depression

Winter is painted as a happy season of fluffy white snow filled with evenings snuggling in front of a fireplace, days of shredding the slopes, nights of tobogganing and laughs with friends and loved ones over hot toddies. But for some people, the cold, short days can make them feel as though they can’t get out of bed in the morning, their mood as grey and grim as Toronto’s winter sky. If you feel lethargic, your mood has been lower than Mariah Carey’s neckline for more than a couple of weeks, and you’re not being the social butterfly that you are, it may be time to see your doctor. For less severe symptoms of SAD, a few lifestyle changes could make you feel more like yourself again.

The New Year brings with it many reasons to consider our future… We typically start by making resolutions that will result in healthier and happier versions of ourselves. Without a plan though, do these resolutions ever become a reality? It is often said that failing to plan is planning to fail. With that in mind, it’s the perfect time to make note of a few simple best practices that you can easily put into place to help ensure your happy and healthy retirement.