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Getting Ready for the Dark Winters in the United States

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by Leiann Lynn Rose Spontaneo (subscribe)
Studied Political Science at Duquesne University. Highest Honors Graduate in Fitness and Nutrition from Stratford Career Institute. Self-Taught Cook. Self-Taught Make-Up Artist. Loves Her Loved Ones. Frugal Gal.
Published October 5th 2022
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Here in the United States, it is the fall season, when the nights get longer and darker for the beginning of the winter season. Many U.S. citizens suffer from these dark seasons which are often called the winter blues or seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

We can learn a lot from the Danish who experience the longest dark winters. Also, they are the happiest. This is called "hygge".

Activities the Danish participate in include:

Family dinners

The Danish love throwing big dinners for their loved ones.

Comfy seats with comfy blankets

These are common ways to be comfortable yet warm.

Candles and lights

Yes, the Danish like candles but personally, I prefer lights. Candles are a major fire hazard. You can even buy battery-operated lights instead.

Light boxes

The easiest way for me to describe a lightbox is like a tanning bed for the upper body. Light boxes can be bought online easily.

Open the window shades early in the morning

When one wakes up in the morning, open the shades to get some light if it is bright.

Participate in a hobby

Paint, color, read, etc.

Go outside and get some Vitamin D

I remember years ago, my family and I would shovel the snow. Not only did we get some good vitamin D but also some good exercise.

Finally, I may have covered this topic previously but some people end up suffering from depression, gaining weight, etc., which is not good. So, I feel the need to repeat myself.

From this girl in the United States to you wherever you are!
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