Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Meet My New Boyfriend
There are less expensive SAD lights on the market (my boyfriend is currently selling at Amazon for $162) but I went with a recommendation from a friend on this purchase and am glad I did. One of the aspects I liked is that the manufacturer provides an online assessment tool which makes recommendations about when and how long to use the light. I also like that it's light and portable. Built in timer, lots of settings, blah blah blah. I turn it on for 30 minutes and then I turn it off. Easy!
With so many of my friends (in life and on the 'net) reporting increased depression this season, I can't help feeling that something in the way the seasons changed this year was very jarring to those of us with any predilection toward depression. Looking back, I was definitely showing effects as early as late September, though I didn't realize I was in trouble until mid-November.
Please listen to yourselves, and trust what you are feeling. Please take steps if you think they are needed. Whether it's light therapy, meds, or daily yoga, do what makes you feel better. You deserve it.