Monday, 7 November 2011

I won't be SAD this winter!

It's that time of year again when darkness descends. November - February for me is just bleak bleak bleak.

I'm such a summer girl, and I find these dark London winters hard to cope with.

A couple of years ago I was really suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder. It was so bad that I had to leave the UK and head back to New Zealand to recuperate.

As much as I would LOVE to be heading back to the sunny shores of NZ over the winter, there are two things holding me back this year........

1. I am hugely pregnant.
2. I am slightly poor.

So each morning while I am blogging, emailing, facebooking, drinking my coffee and eating my marmite toast I sit in front of my SAD light. (It should really be called a HAPPY light though!)
And bask in it's summery glow.

It is amazing the difference it makes for me. I can literally feel my serotonin tanks filling up!

Getting my daily fix of sunlight!

There are a huge range of lights on the market and you need to spend a couple of hours parked up in front of them, (no hardship for me!)

What coping strategies do you have to get you through winter?



  1. I probably should invest in one of those lights. Today was the first really grey day in Oregon and I am dreading the months ahead. I do need to plan a few "sun breaks" into my winter. If we head east over the cascade mountains into central Oregon it is often much sunnier although colder. You have my sympathy.

  2. I so need to get me one of those lamps! Is it as gloomy in London today as it is here in North Wales? Hope not x

  3. Annie, it's so gloomy! Like grey soup! Uggggghhh.
    Deb, I like the sound of your 'sun breaks', essential for winter survival.


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