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The sun, finally!

The cold has started to clear and the shining sun has started its welcome return.

A child's picture of the sunSuch a seemingly small adjustment can bring about big changes. Not least, it may have an impact on your mental health.

Set your clocks

The fact that it still doesn’t seem to be dark for very long, may cause some disruption to your daily routine.

But, what it also means is an extra hour of light in the evenings.

SAD

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a condition that can develop due to lack of sunlight. It can result in depression, really impacting your day to day activities.

Which means you may find yourself feeling much better as we move  into summer.

However, if you do find yourself feeling a bit crap it can help to talk to someone you trust.

Eternal sunshine

Moving towards summer, more sunshine and hopefully warmer weather is one the best things to look forward to.

Just the idea of the sun shining can put a smile on your face and make the day seem happier. If you’re like me, even a blue sky can make  Monday morning less of a chore!

Getting fresh

More sunshine means more opportunities to get outside in the fresh air and soak up some Vitamin D. Being outside, even for a short while can reduce stress.

This is especially true when combined with regular exercise, which can improve your mental as well as physical well-being.

It needn’t be expensive either, why not just make it a chance to hang out with friends? But, if you find yourself low on money, you could check out our 6 tips to surviving the summer if you’re broke.

Fun in the sun

All these little changes can have a positive effect on your mental health.

Remember to enjoy the sun and most of all, relax and have fun!

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