Right when you wake up, open your blinds. Dr. Nosal (chief clinical officer at Newport Academy) says that spending time outside helps regulate hormones and neurotransmitters that have strong effects on mood, behavior and the bodyÕs natural rhythmic patterns. You can also reap the positive effects of sunlight by filling your living and working spaces with natural light. So before you sprint to the kitchen to make coffee in the morning, make sure to throw open all of your curtains and blinds. Exposing yourself to natural light for about 30 minutes a day has been found to be beneficial for those with SAD. Done and done. Here’s the complete story from Yahoo.