For some people, winter can be depressing. Shorter daylight hours, missing family members, and a melancholy feeling shouldn’t stop you or slow you down at your work. If it does, maybe you have season affective disorder or SAD. Physicians Assistant Kristin Hayden with HSHS Good Shepherd explains that SAD is a mood disorder.
Hayden says that even just going outside for a few moments can help.
Hayden says that you don’t necessarily need a doctor's diagnosis for this but if you are feeling down for a long period of time, you can talk to someone.
As always, see your doctor for anything that may be affecting you for long periods of time.