Of light and shadows…

I’m coming to a rather difficult conclusion about something… I think I may be one of those people who have SAD – the seasonal disorder that comes with less light in the winter. Seems odd to me, since I’ve always loved winter, and always craved subdued lighting and never minded working at night.

But, lately, I can’t seem to wake up in the morning, even after having slept 9+hours. And, at night, around 6 or 7, I start getting tired and not wanting to do anything but eat stuff that’s WAY bad for me and veg. Or go to bed.

I discovered this morning that I wake up much faster if Vicki opens the blinds to let light into our room. So, I may need to consider one of those clocks that gradually makes the room brighter to help you wake up. I’ve discovered that maybe I’ll need to do some light therapy to help. Strange – I’ve never had an issue with this before. But I don’t want to spend this winter vegging out, eating garbage, and gaining back all the weight I’ve lost, so I’ll do what is necessary to keep moving forward.

And, keeping my eyes on the Light of the World will help too. As it always does. So, as we move into the season of Light, may your eyes and hearts be filled with the Light of Christ. 😀


  1. Amanda says:

    I’m so with you, and I know exactly what you mean about being a couch potato and eating too much…that said after spending 2 hours in front of the TV last night and polishing off a Christmas tree Little Debbie cake right before bed. Ugh. I guess admitting the problem is the first step toward fixing it! 🙂

  2. jenelle says:

    Joel was telling me about “natural light” light bulbs that helped their family a lot. Might investigate that a bit, a rather inexpensive solution.

    May I suggest a few things that help me through the winter – fire in the fireplace, sitting by a window during daylight hours as much as possible, and keeping the house as well lit as possible.

    Now if I could figure out how to finish curbing the appetite at other times I’d be all set! Keep moving forward.

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