As soon as winter hits my brother becomes the most irritable person! He does not mean to become this person. He experience the winter blues. Scott has always had the worst moods at this time of the year. Normally he is a truly beautiful person who shows great love and concern for others around him. However when the blue mood hits he wants to do nothing but sleep and grumble about everything.
Scott along with 15% of all Americans suffer from depression once winter hits. This year we plan on helping him thru this. Studies show getting outdoors even if it is for 10 minutes everyday can help! Opening the curtains in the house to bring in the sunshine and he needs to- get enough sleep. We will be going to the gym and planning movie nights out to get him out and about. trips to town to run errands is another great way to keep him feeling better. Including him in activities so he does not just focus on it being cold and dreary.
We will be adding a pot on the stove in the living room to encourage water in the air and get the humidifier going to encourage our immune system. Along with additional vitamin c, D zinc and magnesium which are great immune builders and mind healthy!
I too tend to really not like winter. However I know that God has a reason for this season and I will be open to God’s plan.
Psalm 107:28-31 Yet when they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, the Lord brought them out of their distress. He calmed the storm and its waves quieted down. So they rejoiced that the waves became quiet, and he led them to their desired haven. Let them give thanks to the Lord for his gracious love and for his awesome deeds on behalf of mankind.