I just looked at the clock to see that it’s not even 4 pm, but the dark is so velvet and complete that I feel like as though late evening has descended already.
As we approach winter solstice, I cannot help but feel lethargic. Matt says we have been sleeping longer. I find it hard to get out of bed before 7:30 am.
The sun was already low when I scooted outside after 1 pm today to take a quick constitutional in the cold. I have to say, it depresses me to go on walks by myself sometimes. Today was the first time on this loop in the Djurgarden that I didn’t feel sad to be trucking along alone. I think it’s because the sun was shining, reflecting off the snow. It was beautiful.
So despite loving my SAD lamp, I think sunshine is still the best therapy. I could feel it on Sunday too as Matt and I were out and about, soaking up the sun …
(That reminds me of a headline I saw: “Light Diet: Animals that eat sunshine” is the subscription-only cover story of the magazine New Scientist this week.)