Winter gloom and vitamin D

Winter gloom: failed goals and vitamin D deficiency.

In general a lot of people feel gloomy in winter. The holiday season behind us can make it even worse. We start the new year with full of hopes. We care a little more about new goals and plans. Nevertheless, planning is something we should all do through the year. Even if we may have to be flexible and change that plan, given new situations in life. When the new year starts, some people say, it will bring brand-new possibilities. And we hope. Some others say, it’s nothing special. New year, same problems. For a few days maybe we all believe that anybody can make a change. It’s really just up to ourselves to reach what we want. We are full of energy, plans and joy. How great it could be, if we could keep this energy and joy.

A magic that lasts only for a few days?

After the Xmas holidays, everything goes back to normal. The belief in a brand-new life fades, The strength to reach the goals weakens. The same problems, the same boring job. A lot of people get stressed or depressed. Maybe it’s because of Vitamin D deficiency. Maybe the plans were too big. Or too small. Maybe they feel, they didn’t do enough in the last year. Because of this, the new year brings disappointment. And if you are disappointed, it’s harder to work for any goals. It’s amazing to have goals. It’s even better if you can make a plan how to reach them. But there’s one more thing what is not so often told. The risk of setting goals and fail to make it. We have to learn to set goals.

Woman in a dark room, in front of the window.

Usually, the happy new year lasts only for a while. After, we get back to normal life, what very often doesn’t make us happy.

Goals will make you feel better. Sure?

Every goal you have set, but failed to reach, will make you feel you are not good enough. Every goal you failed will make you less strong. You may feel to be less valuable. Of course, when something is really important to you, you will not just forget it after the first failure. You’ll say you will do for it next week, next month or in the new year. But realise it or not, you will not have the same belief and energy to do it. The fact that you failed can add some negative feelings to the goal. The belief in yourself can be weaker. Your goal may become something that you must do, instead of something that you would love to do. That’s a trap of setting goals. We all should learn how to properly set goals. Goals to make our lives better instead of bringing disappointment. Though I don’t think there’s a blue print to do it.

Woman on the top of a hill.

Yeah, you can dream big, but setting some goals is simply not enough. To make sure you’ll have the strength to act, you need to be balanced.

New goals or Vitamin D

So, the new year may cause some depressed feelings. This weather without the sunshine can make it even worse. The sun doesn’t just make us feeling happier, but makes us healthier because of vitamin D. It’s a fact that most of us are lack of this vitamin during the winter season. We need it for our health, and it can also help to get rid of the gloomy feelings. So, from this point of view, vitamin D can do a lot for spending the winter months in a better mood. It can make us more balanced what is essential to get back the belief in ourselves, in our goals. Vitamin D will definitely not fight the battles for you. But you can support yourself with it, instead of giving up.

What other benefits does vitamin D have?

  • Maintain healthy bones and teeth.
  • Support the immune system.
  • Regulate insulin levels.
  • Support the health of the nervous system.
  • Help to prevent some diseases.
  • Support healthy hair and skin.

After starting the new year, before setting the new goals, it’s better to make sure that your body has all the nutrients it needs. If you are balanced, it will be easier to make the year better. Of course, I don’t claim that vitamins will do all instead of you, but the lack of them can make it harder. If you have a low mood, make sure to spend 10-15 minutes outside three times a week. It will give the chance to your body to produce Vitamin D. The other way is taking supplements to cover your needs. This way or the other, it can help you to have a better mood, better health and better results.


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