Autumn Sadness: Here is How You can Overcome It

Dr. Vidhi Modi

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Vidhi Modi


7 min read


The leaves are falling, the days are getting shorter, and the temperature is dropping. For many people, Autumn is a time of sadness and gloom. But it doesn’t have to be! You can do plenty of things to stay upbeat and enjoy the autumn season.

Key Takeaways

  • The drop in temperature, changing atmosphere, shorter days, etc., are the reasons why people experience autumn sadness
  • Getting enough Vitamin D is one of the ways of beating this condition
  • Connecting with friends, family, enjoying season, and maintaining healthy lifestyle are ways of handling autumn sadness

Get outside and enjoy the change in season 

As the leaves begin to fall and the days grow shorter, we can't help but feel a sense of Autumn sadness. Autumn is a time of change and new beginnings, but it also feels like a time of nostalgia - that can only mean one thing: Autumn is here! This is the perfect time of year to get outside and enjoy the change in season. You can do so many different things to enjoy the autumn season, from hiking and camping to visiting a pumpkin patch or checking out a corn maze.

If you're looking for some ideas to enjoy the autumn season, look no further. We've compiled a list of some of the best things to do to make the most of this time of year. So, get outside and enjoy the change in season - you won't regret it!

why should you get outside and enjoy Autumn?  

Here are just a few reasons:

  • It is perfect for outdoor activities. 
  • The scenery is beautiful. 
  • You can enjoy all sorts of seasonal food and drinks. 
  • It's time to connect with nature.

There are many reasons why Autumn may be calming to your mind. The change in season can bring about a sense of renewal and hope. The leaves changing color can be visually stimulating and calming at the same time. The cooler weather may also be a factor, as it can be refreshing and invigorating.

Autumn is a time of change, and change can often be a good thing. It can be a time to reflect on the year that has passed and to set our sights on the future. So, if you're feeling calm and at peace, this Autumn, embrace it and enjoy the season.

As the leaves begin to change color and the days grow shorter, many of us start to feel a sense of Autumn anxiety. For many, this is a time to enjoy the cooler weather and the season's beautiful colors. But Autumn can also be a great time to get a few things done around the house before the busy holiday season.

Additional Read: Anxiety and Ways of Managing ithow to fight with Autumn Sadness
  • Get outside and enjoy the cooler weather. Take a hike, ride a bike, or simply spend time in your garden. 
  • Visit a local farm or go apple picking. 
  • Make a comforting autumn meal, like a pot of soup or a warm dessert. 
  • Get organized for the upcoming holidays. 
  • Spend time with friends and family.

Make sure to get enough Vitamin D

Vitamin D helps our bodies absorb calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D can be found in a few foods, including fatty fish, egg yolks, and fortified milk. But the best way to get vitamin D is from exposure to sunlight.

While it's important to get enough vitamin D, it's also important not to get too much. Vitamin D can be toxic at high levels, so it's important to talk to a doctor about how much vitamin D you need.

What is Vitamin D? 

It helps the body absorb calcium and phosphorus, which are important for bone health. Vitamin D also plays a role in immunity and cell growth. Foods rich in vitamin D include fatty fish, eggs, and fortified milk. Sunlight exposure is also a source.

Most people get enough vitamin D from exposure to sunlight and from the foods they eat. However, people such as the elderly and those who do not get enough sunlight may need to take a vitamin D supplement.

Benefits of Vitamin D 

Vitamin D is important for the immune system to function. It helps prevent cancer and is also linked with a lowered risk of heart disease and stroke. Vitamin D deficiency is a pretty common problem, especially in colder months when we don't get as much sunlight. This can lead to many health problems, so it's important to ensure you are getting enough vitamin D. These benefits should help you convince yourself to get more Vitamin D and help yourself.

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Recommended Intake of Vitamin D 

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that helps our bodies absorb calcium and phosphorus. It also helps maintain strong bones and teeth and aids in immune system function. Most people get the vitamin D they need from sunlight, but some people may need to take supplements or eat foods with vitamin D.

The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin D is 600 IU (international units) per day for adults and 800 IU per day for adults over the age of 70. [1] However, some people may need more or less vitamin D depending on their age, health, and lifestyle. Talk to your doctor if you are concerned about your vitamin D intake. One way to increase serotonin levels is to get out in the sun. The essential product for serotonin production is Vitamin D.

Foods that are high in Vitamin D 

A few different types of food are high in vitamin D, including fatty fish, mushrooms, eggs, and beef liver. You can also get the vitamin D you need from fortified foods, such as milk, orange juice, and cereals. If you think you are deficient in vitamin D, talk to your doctor about supplements or foods that can help increase your levels. It's important to keep in mind the nutrient intake in our daily diet.

Additional read: Nutritional Deficiency

Connect with friends and family 

In a world that is increasingly connected, it is important to maintain strong relationships with friends and family. While technology has made it easier to stay in touch with loved ones, it is still crucial to make an effort to connect with them on a deeper level. 

It's easy to let relationships lapse, especially as we get busy with work and other obligations. But it's important to keep in touch with the people who matter to us, whether they're family, friends, or colleagues. After all, these people make up our support system and whom we can rely on when we need it. 

There are many reasons why it's important to keep in touch with the people in our lives. For one, because of Autumn's Sadness and Depression helps us feel connected and supported. When we're going through tough times, it's nice to know that we have people we can turn to for help and advice. Additionally, staying in touch can help prevent feelings of loneliness and isolation. And finally, keeping in touch with the people we care about helps us maintain our relationships and keeps them strong.

How to reach out and connect 

One way to connect with others is to attend events. Events are a great way to meet new people and learn new things. There are all sorts of events, from business to social and networking events. You can find events that focus on almost any topic, so you are sure to find one that interests you.

Another way to connect with others is to join clubs or groups. There are clubs and groups for all sorts of interests, from business clubs to social clubs to hobby groups.

Why staying connected is worth it

Knowing you can reach out to your friends and family when you need them can help ease your mind. Also, staying connected with your loved ones can help improve your mental and emotional health. Studies have shown that having strong social connections can help boost your mood and overall well-being. [2] At times, you may also need a psychiatrist's help.

Additional Read: Seasonal Affective Disorder

As the leaves begin to turn and the days grow shorter, it's common to feel a little down. But there are plenty of ways to fight the autumn blues. Getting outside, getting enough sleep, and eating healthy foods can all help improve your mood. These Autumn sadness tips are sure to help you feel better. But, if you're looking for more ideas, head to Bajaj Finserv Health for more information. And if you want a specialist's advice, you can also get an online doctor consultation from the comfort of your home.

Published on 30 Sep 2022Last updated on 30 Nov 2022

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Dr. Vidhi Modi

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Vidhi Modi

, MBBS 1 , MD - Psychiatry 3

Ms.Vidhi Modi Is A Psychiatrist, Adolescent, And Child Psychiatrist In Gota, Ahmedabad, And Has 8 Years Of Experience In This Field.Dr.Vidhi Modi Practices At Vidvish Neuropsychiatry Clinic, New S.G.Road, Gota, Ahmedabad As Well As Hetasvi Hospital, Shahibaug, Ahmedabad.She Completed Mbbs From Nhl Medical College, Ahmedabad In 2014 And M.D.Psychiatry) From B.J.Medical College, Ahmedabad In 2018.She Is A Member Of The Indian Psychiatry Society As Well As The Gujarat Psychiatry Society.Services Provided By The Doctor Are: Consultation, Psychotherapy, Child Counseling, Counseling Regarding The Sexual Problems In Females, Anger Management, Career Counseling, Marital Counseling, Behavior Therapy.


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