For many of us, it's that time of year when it feels more difficult to get out of bed and commit to daily routines. 

Seasonal depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is a depression related to seasonal changes—most experienced as the "winter blues." A recent study found that exposure to light therapy can help people fight winter depression, but when resources like that aren't accessible, how do you cope with the blues? 

One Redditor asked: "Have you ever at one point in your life felt like an 'empty shell,' going through the motions of daily life just to get through each day? If so, what helped you get through this phase?"

These were some of the best suggestions: