As I’ve gotten older I’ve learned that SAD is a real thing.  I remember being a teenager, or in my 20’s and joking about all the people who complained about being down because it was cloudy.  Boo hoo.  For some reason though (karma/irony), as I’ve aged, I realized that I was a stupid kid.  It’s an awful real thing.

“Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons — SAD begins and ends at about the same times every year. If you’re like most people with SAD, your symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody. Less often, SAD causes depression in the spring or early summer.” (mayoclinic.org)

The last few weeks have been filled with rain, cold, snow, clouds, and overall despair.  But alas! There is a light at the end of the tunnel.  Literally, a light! Next week we’re looking at forecasts that call for sun and warmth reaching 70 degrees! It may actually be Spring! Dare I say it, but I read one report that stated we may see 80 degrees on Tuesday!

Connecticut celebrates all the seasons but Spring and Summer are by far the most fun.  Here are five ways you can get out there and put those SAD days behind you next week!

  1.  Connecticut’s State Parks

From Talcott Moutain in Simsbury to Silver Sands in Milford, Connecticut boasts some of the most breathtaking outdoor adventures to enjoy in the sun.

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