If you’re experiencing low libido and low energy in the winter months, you are not alone! The shorter and colder days might make you feel like you want to stay in bed longer or take an afternoon nap.
Part of the reason this happens is because you have less access to sunlight and your body produces more of the hormone melatonin, which can make you sleepy. Some people get really impacted by the lack of sunlight and experience low levels of depression. This condition is called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). The American Academy of Family Physicians says that up to 20% of the population experience a mild form of SAD and it is four times more common in women than men.
I am one of those statistics. Every December I begin to feel the effects of the change of seasons. My energy gets lower, I struggle to get out of bed, and I often find myself very lethargic during the late afternoon. Sometimes I feel sad for no reason and definitely can experience some low levels of depression.
Sunny california days, unlike dreary east coast winters, have helped a lot but we all can’t move to warmer climates. So in this FB Live video, I give you some additional tools to pull you out of the winter blues..and some of them are very sexy..
Winter blues got you down?
Posted by Xanet Pailet on Friday, December 1, 2017
In a nutshell
- Get more sunlight either by taking walks in the morning or using a sun lamp.
- Exercise regularly. When you’re feeling sluggish, do 1 minute of quick cardio, anything to move your body and shift your energy.
- Fight the urge to eat sugar and carbohydrates
- Get a normal amount of sleep. Don’t give in to your urge to stay in bed longer.
- Finally, have regular sex and orgasms whether by yourself or with a partner..