The seasons have changed and you may have heard and noticed others around you saying they are tired or you may be personally experiencing more tiredness. This happens between seasons as the sun changes position. As we shift from summer to autumn then to winter it becomes lighter later in the mornings and darker earlier in the evening and with less sunlight our brain starts to release less serotonin, our natural uplifting hormone. As it heads towards winter with even less sun, some individuals can start wanting to sleep more and feel a little flat and do less. In extreme cases, some individuals have been diagnosed with the SAD Syndrome which can be quite debilitating as it triggers depression, lethargy and lack of motivation. So to be aware of how you are feeling is crucial as individuals can experience the lesser or greater of what I have described. It’s important to realise that you are able to have an impact on how you react to the seasonal change and change it in positive ways.
Through autumn you will notice there will be the contrast of warm and cool days as it eventually shifts to winter and cold weather. To sustain your health and well-being throughout autumn heading towards winter, it’s important to stay motivated and prepare yourself with a range of simple actions to build your immune system and stay healthy as follows:
Seasonal food plays a role in holistic health. The fruit, vegetables and herbs that appear during the season are the best for your health. The seasonal shift and change is also reflected in nature by the colour of the leaves - red, orange and yellow. Preparing and eating colourful seasonal related foods is fun. During autumn they look bright and colourful, however it goes beyond that for your health. Some seasonal fruit, vegetables and herbs aligned with autumn include:
Could also be time to start planning your getaway retreat in Mauritius with me in July 2017 and immerse in techniques to lead you to a happier healthier life.