SAD Sufferers

I always feel down in January, this has been amped up by a significant factor this year.  Thinking a u-v light thingy may help - any recommendations?

I sit right by a southfacing window.  Consider where your workspace is.  I also get to spend a fair bit of the day watching squirrels and birds (finches, tits (fnar), magpies, robins and parakeets mostly).

right I will just go out and rotate the house...

Go for a walk, run, cycle etc at lunchtime. Exercise, fresh air and a tiny bit of vitamin D.

Start work earlier or finish later if you have to in order to fit in.

And/or try lifting some weights - always boosts the mood.

The sun shines from three directions.  Hopefully you have windows that take in one or more of those aspects?  Or do you live in a fooking cave?

it never seems to shine from any direction where I am at the moment.

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"the sun shines from three directions"

 

Not in this solar system it doesn't...

That's poetic but also about a hair's breadth away from chopping off some body parts to feed to Armie Hammer, just to feel valued.

 

Get outside now.

For me, it rises in the east and sets in the west, taking in the south along its merry journey.

 

Or is it big block of cheese day, and you're advocating an inverted peters projection map?

Jelly, I just meant the sun isn't out much....

At this time of year only south facing gets significant sun.  I don't have a suitable south facing aspect to work.

I always feel down in January, this has been amped up by a significant factor this year.  Thinking a u-v light thingy may help - any recommendations?

UV lights definitely help with SAD. Especially if you use them to grow weed.

BOOM!

Wot Davos said, I can't speak to the UV lights but even if its overcast/drizzly, getting out for fresh air regularly helps. I don't care if it breaks the law to go more than once a day.

 

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Guy Crouchback14 Jan 21 14:40

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"the sun shines from three directions"

 

Not in this solar system it doesn't..."

 

Alright Copernicus !

I always get my SAD light out at this time of year, and it really helps to have an hour or two each morning as I work.

That plus Vitamin D and you are well away.

Relying on the actual sun at this time of year is a mug's game. Days are too short, sun is too low, clouds are too thick. We live in near darkness.

Build a roof terrace out of decking. Put a greenhouse on the decking 

work in the green house in winter

SAD lamp is cheaper and works better, but whatever...

I don't get SAD, but I have a Lumie light to help regulate my bodyclock which is meant to also be good for SAD

Surely anyone who hasn't been living under a rock their whole life knows of defused light?

There won't be any light if you take the fuse out.

On the other hand, diffuse light can be a good thing.