It’s so gloomy out. It was cloudy yesterday. It’s cloudy today. It’s cold and windy and snowy and rainy. Yuk.
It’s gloomy inside, too. I’m afraid I’ve gone to the dark side.
I don’t want to do a darn thing.
Yesterday, we went to Star Tree Farms to cut down a Christmas tree. That’s when the “wintry mix” weather walked into my brain and kicked off its shoes.
You see, I didn’t want to kill a tree. After my husband deftly severed the trunk with a hand saw, my daughter counted the rings. “Twelve!
And I don’t want to decorate a dead tree, either. The laying on of lights is slated for tonight.
I know; it’s sad. It happens every year about a week before Christmas. Yup, I’m pretty sure I have it: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
During my annual physical, I shared my SAD suspicions with my doctor and queried her about light therapy boxes. She said they work.
According to WebMD, “Most people with seasonal affective disorder become depressed in the fall and winter, when days are shorter and sunlight is limited. Although researchers are still studying the exact cause of SAD, some believe the body’s 24-
So, I purchased a light box online a couple months ago: aVerilux HappyLite Mini.
I keep it on my desk at work and turn it on for 45-
|Seasonal Affective Disorder from SleepEducation.