January 24th as The Most Depressing Day of The Year

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Overcoming Depression

Using a variety of emotional and stress factors, recent research published in "Health" magazine proclaims January 24th to be the most depressing day of the year. People feel as if there is a shadow over them; with low light levels creating Seasonal Affective Disorder, holiday bills hitting the mailbox, and New Year's resolutions already broken, depression is rampant.

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While post holiday blues are common, stress expert Dr. Kathleen Hall, author of the new book "A Life In Balance," says there are many steps people can take to create happiness in their dreary lives during the darkest and coldest days of the year.

"People experienced sensory overload during the holidays: the lights, the smells of pine and peppermint, sounds of music, the aromas, sight and taste of foods, and the touch and connection with others. By January, they are now experiencing a flat, hollow, sad feeling," says Hall.

Dr. Hall offers these tips to create happiness and energy:

  • Food: Try new foods that haven't been eaten before. Get
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