When the warmer months come to an end, many of us await the shorter days and the monotonous cycle of going to and from work in darkness during the colder months. With this comes familiar, groan-inducing moments: chilly, dark mornings that make getting out bed a chore, navigating sickness and trudging through grey days fit for hibernating.
With Winter now well and truly kicked in, you may soon see a drop in your energy and enthusiasm, as well as your kids, family members, friends, co-workers, employees etc.
This isn’t abnormal - you/they may be suffering from seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that typically occurs during certain seasons, most commonly during Autumn and Winter when daylight hours are shorter.
Experts believe that SAD is related to hormonal changes during certain times of the year. The lack of daylight in the colder months throws off the body’s natural rhythm and lowers serotonin—a brain chemical related to energy and mood.
The result can be feelings of sadness, fatigue, and even physical changes like insomnia and weight gain.
Here are a few crystals that Kinesiologists, like myself, find helpful for SAD:
The Citrine crystal stone meaning harnesses the energy of the sun to bring sunshine and light to all areas of your life, so it makes sense to have this around during the colder, darker months, right?!
Keeping this stone close will help you keep your environment and your energy feeling sunny and bright. Filled with positive energy, you can more easily connect to your inner light, as well as bring a sense of optimism to your endeavors.
2. Clear quartz
Clear Quartz is considered a master healer for any condition. It has many incredible balancing properties. It’s an excellent crystal for positivity and clearing out any negativity or stagnant energy.
Selenite is a popular crystal when it comes to cleansing and clearing the home or office space. It dispels negative energy and enhances clarity, focus and creates calm in any space. It enhances team spirit in groups and organisations so it's a great crystal to have in your work environment.
Lepidolite is one of the best mood stabilizers in the world of gemstones, the Lepidolite crystal contains a high amount of lithium, which is also used as an anti-anxiety medication. Its energy side effects include a sense of calm and tranquillity during times of stress and chaos.
I've also put together a Crystal Kid specifically for SAD, for you:
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If you are experiencing symptoms of SAD or any other mental health condition, it is also important to consult with your GP or mental health practitioner.