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Staying Uplifted Throughout the Winter

Our world has experienced a collective tumultuous time, due to the pandemic and other national and international events.

According to psychiatrist Diane McIntosh, M.D., “The worst kind of stress for your brain is chronic, unpredictable stress. That’s what we’ve all been living in during the pandemic.”

We have good news: There are steps you can take to help stay uplifted and in a better mindset.

Limit Social Media Usage: Yes, dread scrolling is a thing. Reading one bad article and continuing to click down the rabbit hole to learn more can often lead to negative outcomes. In fact, researchers found that people who use social media very often (particularly Facebook and YouTube) were substantially more depressed than people who did not. Put down your phone for a few hours daily!

Find a Mantra: Sometimes, it can be as easy as looking at yourself in the mirror and saying, “I am doing the best that I can.”

Finding key, positive, encouraging phrases is a method most therapists use with their patients during difficult times.

Practice Gratitude: Focusing on what you appreciate about your life and expressing it by telling someone, writing it down, or doing something for someone you love affects the serotonin and dopamine in your brain. Getting into the habit of being grateful is an easy way to keep those feel-good chemicals going for weeks—sometimes, even months.

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