Beating SAD

Wikipedia describes Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) as: a mood disorder subset in which people who have normal mental health throughout most of the year exhibit depressive symptoms at the same time each year, most commonly in winter. Common symptoms include sleeping too much and having little to no energy, and overeating. Given that the majority of the human race has been confined to our homes for the better part of 14 months, I would venture that we're all suffering from SAD to some degree. So, as the northern hemisphere of the planet begins to enter into spring, it seems that now would be an opportune time to get outside and enjoy so many of the things that we weren't permitted to last year. In Japan this means heading to the parks and rivers to enjoy the blossoming cherry trees with family. In other parts of the world it might be something else. Getting outdoors in the coming months, however, is going to be incredibly important if we are to shake off some of the isolation that defined 2020.