Today's post is from our broker blog, AllWays Insider. We're sharing their timely information on what seasonal affective disorder is and how employers can support their employees through it.
Monday, January 20 was "Blue Monday," known as the gloomiest day of the year thanks to post-Christmas blues, unpaid credit card bills, and most of all, dark, cold weather. While there is the occasional exception (like Boston’s recent record-breaking 74-degree day), the winter months in the Northern Hemisphere are typically full of cold weather, short days, and little sunlight. These three factors can contribute to sadness, decreased energy, and stress, and even lead to a form of depression known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD).