January 2020 – This Year Take a Chance and Reach Out to Someone

January 2020 – This Year Take a Chance and Reach Out to Someone

Welcome to the year 2020! We at Indian River Select Brand are sending you all the warm wishes and positivity we can in this new year. A new year symbolizes a fresh start, renewed energy and inspiration to pursue the goals that we’ve been putting off. After feasting, sharing good times and nice gifts with our friends, family, and loved ones, it’s time to reign it in, pick some resolutions for this new year and stick to them! This year Indian River Select Brand® wants to help raise awareness and spread joy to those who need it. We would like to suggest a resolution for you to consider; this year take a chance, reach out and touch someone’s life. While the wintertime symbolizes a special and joyous season, for some it can actually be a very trying and lonely time; it may be their first holiday without a certain family member, or their first holiday season in a new town and they’re feeling isolated. There are countless reasons why this may be a rough time of year for many people. In fact, feeling down around the winter holidays is so surprisingly common that there is a name for it, Seasonal Affective Disorder or S.A.D. for short. S.A.D. is estimated to affect 10 million Americans, the age of onset is estimated to be between 18 and 30. How do you know if you or someone you care about is being affected? Well, here are some of the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder:

  • Feeling depressed most of the day, nearly every day
  • Losing interest in activities you once enjoyed
  • Tiredness or low energy 
  • Having problems with sleeping
  • Oversleeping
  • Appetite changes especially a craving for foods high in carbohydrates
  • Weight gain
  • Avoidance of social situations

 So, if you know someone who seems to be in a rough place this year, reach out and show them some kindness. Have a heart to heart with that person and let them know you are there to lend a helping hand without judgement, should they need it. Just giving someone who is going through a rough patch a bit of your time can make a bigger impact than you realize. In any case, you might just create a new connection and make a close friend! If you can, add our suggestion to your list of resolutions for 2020, today could be the day. Make a difference. Take a chance. We at Indian River Select Brand® will join in and do our part too, by continuing to donate to local charities in the spirit of reaching out to those who are having a difficult time.

Source for statistics: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/conditions/seasonal-affective-disorder

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