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How to combat spring melancholy: Effective methods

How to combat spring melancholy: Effective methods How to combat spring melancholy (Photo: Freepik)

Spring melancholy is a completely normal phenomenon that can occur in any of us. But it's worth fighting against it, according to the psychological portal How are you? on Instagram.

How to deal with spring melancholy

We might expect that with the arrival of spring, everything will "blossom": not only outside, but also our mood. However, the opposite can happen: it is known that people's bodies adapt differently to changes in weather. And the coming of the new season really affects our mental health.

Therefore, even if the sun is already shining through the window, feeling not in a good mood in spring is normal.

In reality, not everyone becomes cheerful and active with the first rays of the spring sun. Sometimes a person may feel the opposite - experience a deterioration in their condition, feel lethargic, and constantly tired.

Change in lighting

Our circadian rhythms change with the increase in the quantity and intensity of sunlight. They influence sleep and activity cycles, energy, and mood.

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How to combat spring melancholy (Photo: Freepik)

Change in daily routine

Spending more time outdoors and finally starting to do what you've long wanted to do is very beneficial. However, for the body, this is a change (or even stress) that the brain and body must gradually adapt to.

Expectations

Often, we expect ourselves to be happier and more active just because the sun is shining, the weather is warmer, and nature around us is waking up. As a result, we become more critical of ourselves, lose energy, and motivation.

How to deal with melancholy:

  1. Adjust your sleep schedule.
  2. Listen to yourself to find out what bothers you in spring (feeling cold in the morning and sluggish during the day also affects mood).
  3. Meditate, keep a journal to acknowledge your own (positive and not so positive) emotions and feelings.
  4. Engage in regular physical activity.
  5. Eat a balanced diet.
  6. Stay in touch with loved ones and those who can support you.

Also, read about what leads to conflict in communication.