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Winter Self-Soothe Box

With the promise of spring around the corner the last few months of winter can feel difficult to get through.  

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes in a seasonal pattern. 

SAD is sometimes known as “winter depression” because the symptoms are usually more apparent and more severe during the winter. 

A few people with SAD may have symptoms during the summer and feel better during the winter. 

Symptoms of SAD 

Symptoms of SAD can include: 

  • feeling listless, sad or down most of the day, nearly every day.
  • a loss of pleasure or interest in normal everyday activities 
  • irritability 
  • feelings of despair, guilt and worthlessness 
  • feeling lethargic (lacking in energy) and sleepy during the day 
  • sleeping for longer than normal and finding it hard to get up in the morning 
  • craving carbohydrates and gaining weight 
  • difficulty concentrating

For some people, these symptoms can be severe and have a significant impact on their day-to-day activities. 

Winter Self-Soothe Box 

We’ve put together some ideas for you to add to your own self-soothe box to help you get through the winter months – or indeed any time you are going through a difficult time. Any box will do to add your self-soothe items.  An old shoe box is perfect – you can even decorate it to a design that is personal to you.  

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