What to Do if You’re Struggling with SAD

Seasonal affective disorder is thought to affect 10 million Americans when the cold weather and dark evenings roll around, with another 10 to 20 percent of the population experiencing a milder form of the mental illness. And they truly suffer. Symptoms range from weight gain, irritability and fatigue to hopelessness and thoughts of suicide in the most extreme cases. If any of these describe you or someone you know, it’s time to take action. Continue reading “What to Do if You’re Struggling with SAD”

How to Make Your Home Tidy So You Feel More Relaxed

If you’ve been feeling a bit low lately, you may want to take a look around your home. Studies indicate that clutter promotes stress and negatively affects life satisfaction, physical health, and cognition because people are so connected to their home environments. In other words, your home is an extension of yourself, so if it’s a disorganized mess, you’re likely to feel the same. Interestingly enough, this is quite a common problem. A survey revealed that 54 percent of Americans are overwhelmed with clutter, and 78 percent of them don’t know how to deal with it. Experts agree that starting small and taking a room-by-room approach will help you retain your focus without feeling too overwhelmed.  Continue reading “How to Make Your Home Tidy So You Feel More Relaxed”