Between current headlines, the coming onset of short winter days, holiday stress and a national trend toward depression, it might be a good idea if we all take some preventative steps against SAD this year.
First: try not to let your Vitamin D levels drop as the seasons change. If it’s too cold to go for a walk, take a supplement. Vitamin D deficient is suspected to play a big part in seasonal depression.
Second: ignore the headlines. The world isn’t going to end because of current political squabbles (although people may want you to think it is—just remember this example: there are lots of people crying about how the CDC is not functioning at full capacity, but state governments and google are both tracking flu season, which is mild so far, just fine).
Third: take care of yourself. Holidays can be a demanding time, whether you have family coming in or just want your own traditions to go off perfectly.
Get some exercise, schedule down time, read fiction (this doubles at helping you to get away from the current news cycle).
If you still feel depression coming on, or even just the blahs, try D.S.A. MGRx. In our experience, it will quickly turn your sky from gray to blue again.