Have you ever noticed a change in your mood at this time of year? Typically, after the clocks are turned back, many people experience depression, sadness, lack of energy, difficulty sleeping, and weight issues, among others. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is the medical term for what some call the "winter blues." SAD is triggered by the seasonal change and typically begins in early winter and subsides as the weather warms. Before discussing this with my coworkers, I, like many others, was unaware of SAD. However after discovering this, everything made sense, as I had always felt strange during the winter. Fortunately, there are treatments available for SAD, so the future is not entirely bleak. Treatments include light therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, antidepressant medications, and even just spending time outside, exposing yourself to more sunlight. Always consult a GP or professional first, as they can provide expert guidance on your individual situation.