5 tips to fight the winter blues

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With the colder weather, some may experience the 'Winter Blues'. 

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is a type of depression related to the change in seasons and is most commonly present in the winter. The Winter blues, unlike depression, can be temporary and often remediable on your own.

5 Tips to Help Fight the Winter Blues

1. Stay connected

It may not be possible to meet up in person at times this winter, but a phone call or a video call with those we care about most can make a huge difference to how we feel.

2.  Keep moving and eat well

Being active is proven to help give you a boost. A quick walk down the street or a satisfying stretch in bed are all good pick-me-ups.

3. Do something you enjoy every day

Having a daily routine can be really helpful, especially in uncertain times. It gives our minds some certainty and can help us build up good habits.

4. Reach out when things are tough

Talk to friends or family, and if things have been this way for a while or are starting to worry yourself or those around you, speak to your GP

5. Focus on the future

AND remember, Spring is only around the corner! Longer days and lighter nights are coming! 

How to find the right care for you or your relative

1. Find your local office

Bluebird Care delivers care from locally based offices, find yours to start your care journey today.

2. Get in touch with us

Fill in our call back form or give us a call to find out how we can help you.

3. Assessment

We’ll come out to you to find out what you or your loved one needs to help stay independent at home.

4. Care team chosen & care starts

You'll be cared for by our specially trained team to support you to remain at home for as long as possible.

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