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?