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When “Don’t Worry Be Happy” Isn’t Enough….

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When “Don’t Worry Be Happy” Isn’t Enough….

Wintertime is a time when some people get the blues.  The weather cools and makes you want to stay in bed, the sun shines less, and our Southern Oregon fog can hang around for the entire day.  Paragon Orthopedic Center wants to help.  Here is a list to fight the winter blues from Kaiser Permanente that you might find useful:

  1. Exercise.  This blog has touted the many benefits of exercise.  Just start.
  2. Check your vitamin D levels.  Sunlight is a source of it, but you might need a supplement.  Have a doctor check your levels.
  3. Get some light therapy.  Work near a window, or use a therapy lamp.
  4. Eat a healthy diet.
  5. Stimulate your senses.  Essential oils, scented lotions, or wearing fun colors.
  6. Nurture your spirit.  Journaling can be a very helpful tool to organize your thoughts and feelings.
  7. Head to a sunnier climate.  Flying might not be an option for you during these Covid times.  A short drive to eastern Oregon or parts of California might get you to some bluer skies.
  8. See a therapist.  There is nothing wrong with needing help from a professional.

If these intrigue you, here is the full article to read more details:

8 ways to cope with the winter blues

Southern Oregon Orthopedics & Paragon Orthopedic Center