Getting Ready for the Dark Winters in the United States

Getting Ready for the Dark Winters in the United States

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Posted 2022-10-06 by Leiann Lynn Rose Spontaneofollow
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".
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Activities the Danish participate in include:**

  • Family dinnersThe Danish love throwing big dinners for their loved ones.

  • Comfy seats with comfy blanketsThese are common ways to be comfortable yet warm.

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



  • Light boxesThe 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 morningWhen one wakes up in the morning, open the shades to get some light if it is bright.

  • Participate in a hobbyPaint, color, read, etc.



  • Go outside and get some Vitamin DI 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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    #teenagers
    %wnpittsburgh
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