I just had to post a follow up to the last post titled Signs that I’m Restless. As I shared, I almost didn’t want to share the post, as I was afraid it was just way too unprofessional to share. I’m all about being real, but it just seemed like bad form to tell you all that I was feeling very lazy.
I’m so glad that I did, however, and must send out a thank you to those that commented. You see, when I went to moderate comments for the first time on that post, I had around five comments and almost each one made mention of the winter blues or seasonal depression or even just a need for Spring to come.
A light bulb went on!
Literally. I turned on a light bulb.
Okay, so it was a pretty big light bulb. Oh, and with a fan that puts out negative ions too.
You see, this winter junk — it’s a problem that I’ve long dealt with. Enough so that Eric actually had thought about buying this light therapy box for me for Christmas for a few years. He got it for me this past year and I used it a few times and set it aside. (Spending a month in Florida definitely cut down on my need for it this year.)
When the comments started rolling in saying that it sounded like SAD (seasonal affective disorder), I wanted to do one of those “I could have had a V-8” slapping my head kinds of motions. I grabbed the light out and sat in front of it and enjoyed the light and the negative ions (it smells like the ocean or like just after it has rained).
It has only been two days of using the therapy light box, but I have noticed that I have managed to do a lot of things that I haven’t been able to drag myself to do lately. I’m going to try to be sure to make time to use it each day, and I’ll hope that it keeps making a difference.
If you’re having this problem too, I would suggest also looking into light therapy. Each time I have used it (the last couple of days and then the beginning of the winter when Eric gave it to me early), I have noticed a marked difference in my mood and energy level.
Thanks, again, so much to everyone that commented on the Signs that I’m Restless post who managed to see the big picture when it was alluding me.
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