It’s getting colder, the days are getting shorter and when you wake up in the morning it is still dark. You get dressed, go to work or school and when you get back in the evening it’s dark again. After daylightsaving people seem to be more sensitive for the so called fall dip. The cause of the dip is the fact that your body has to switch quickly between the seasons. It can show in different ways: some people are more grumpy, other people are very tired and other people can’t seem to get rid of the “hmm” feeling.
I myself always have a lot of problems with the start of fall and the darker days. I have days I am super tired but also days I am grumpy or have a constant “hmm” feeling. Over the years I have learned to deal with it and here are a few of my tips.
– Try to be outside as much as possible. Go by foot to the supermarket or take a stroll when the sun is shining. Enjoy those moments and try to see the beauty of fall. When the sky is blue and the sun is shining the nature is beautiful in the fall so try to take advantage of it.
– Set your alarm a little bit earlier. I normally set my alarm 45 minutes before I need to be at school (I live really close to school, a 5 minute walk) but in the fall and winter I set it earlier. This way I can snooze a little bit and wake-up very slowly and take a hot shower.
– Keep your house or room clean and tidy. If my home is a mess it is also a lot messier in my head and that’s something I can’t have when I am not feeling my best.
– Eat healthy. It helps your body feel better and it is also fun to try to eat something different, jummy and healthy everyday. It will give your body a lot more energy and will also do wonders for your skin. But also enjoy your guilty pleasures from time to time.
– Pamper yourself at night. Light some nice candles, put on something comfortable, watch your favorite serie with a cup of hot tea and put on a facial mask or do your nails. Take a hot shower, moisturize your skin with a lovely rich bodybutter etc.
Question: What do you do to fight that fall dip? / Wat doe jij tegen je herfstdip?