Everybody has something that calms them, for me it’s the beach. I feel like when I am at the beach I just forget anything and everything bad. When I was super toxic on my medication and sick, I went to the beach at least once a week. Just laying in the sand and feeling the warm sun on my face instantly calmed me. I love just taking in all of the nature and beauty of the beach–there is no place I’d rather be.
Sun is proven to help with depression. My favorite season is probably summer because the sun is always out. According to Healthline, hormones are affected by sunlight and darkness. Sunlight helps with a person’s serotonin levels (think happy hormones). Healthline recommends that a person gets around 5 to 15 minutes of sun everyday. Believe it or not, sunlight also helps with autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus. I pull from both of those diseases with my connective tissue disease. I can say for myself that sunshine has helped a ton. I feel so much better in warmer and sunnier climates than I do in colder cloudier climates. Since I’ve been sick for around 3 years it’s been easy for me to experiment with seasons and climates.
What makes you feel your best?
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