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Beat the winter blues

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By: American Nurse Today

You and your patients may be suffering the ill effects of cold winter weather. Take steps to keep yourself happy and healthy…and share them with  your patients:

  • Exercise regularly to release endorphins and improve your mood.
  • Eat healthy (with an occasional indulgence).
  • Meditate to calm anxiety and ease mild depression.
  • Spend time (in person or virtually) with friends and family.
  • Investigate light therapy, which may help seasonal depression.
  • Seek help when you experience serious signs of depression.

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The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of the American Nurses Association, the Editorial Advisory Board members, or the Publisher, Editors and staff of American Nurse Journal. This has not been peer reviewed.

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