So, we’ve had the most glorious weather over the past week or so. I’ve been very fortunate to be off work, and I’ve made the most of it!
I woke up to a very different picture this morning, as I’m sure the whole country did. It’s no suprise; I knew the forecast. But goodness! What a difference. Dark grey clouds hang like an overhead press gang.
It’s a bit of a shock to the system after a week of wall-to-wall sunshine. If you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder – SAD, these shifts in the weather can have quite an affect on you. I know all-too-well how it feels: you think, ‘Yay! Winter’s done, sunny days are here, and I can say goodbye to SAD or Winter Blues symptoms for six months.’ Then some dull days go and spoil the fun.
This is why I recommend keeping your SAD light handy. It would be great to put it in the back of the cupboard until October, but unfortunately you might need to use it again. The longer daylight hours will hopefully be easing your symptoms now, and even on a dull day, a walk during the day will be beneficial. But please don’t struggle, thinking you ‘shouldn’t’ need your SAD light – if you feel the familiar symptoms reappearing, don’t ignore them.
Hopefully the sun will put his hat back on and come out to play again very soon. In the meantime, take care of yourself and please afford yourself the same understanding you’d show a friend.
- Neens –