SAD, tired and cranky
I hate this time of year because it feels like i never see any sunlight. I’m stuck in an office all day and commuting to and from work in the dark.
I only feel good at weekends because i can be outside all day.
I’m that cranky I’ve almost been tempted to engage with some of the trolls on this website who i usually just laugh off as pathetic the ignore them.
Anyone else get like this during this time of year?Posted 4 years agoStonerSubscriber
you really need to get out into natural daylight at lunchtime. I think it should be mandatory that people should leave their desk for at least 30mins if not an hour during winter.
I used to be really cranky when I had an office job and like you never saw daylight.
I have no problems now. In fact I shall be going outside in a minute to collect wood for an hour or so.Posted 4 years agoPhil_HSubscriber
Yup, my depression gets worse at this time of year. Combination of work getting shitty, the desire to kill some of my colleagues & not getting out in the daylight enough.Posted 4 years ago
I had to resort to an emergency Valium this morning for the first time in months to break the negative feedback loop.jekkylMember
Take a day off holiday/sick and take yourself on an epic all dayer on 2 wheels. Pick a day that’s forecast sunshine. One of the things I like to do is get the train out somewhere further away & cycle home or Vice versa. Or bring cycling back for fun… drive to work then go out night riding!Posted 4 years agofootflapsSubscriber
Getting bad here too. I’m tempted to mount a sad light next to the turbo! I’ve got the maplin one but it’s huge, anyone recommend a smaller more discreet one?
My OH has bought and sent back loads of different types. The large (A4ish) Maplin one is the best we found.Posted 4 years agostumpyjonSubscriber
Maplin do a smaller one at £40 although the bigger one was on offer a couple of weeks ago at £50 instead of £70.
I got mine two weeks ago and it’s got rid of the constant groggy near headache I’ve had since late September. It might not be the light but something’s changed in the last two weeks. Still feel tired but am now clear headed and more motivated. I have mine on next to the PC monitor so probably get 4 to 5 hours a day. I was a little sceptical but there is a convincing scientific mechanism for how they work and for £40 I thought was worth a go. So far been worth every penny.Posted 4 years agovickypeaMember
I have SAD and I bought a light box from Lumie last month. It really does seem to work but it’s worth remembering that natural light is best so getting outdoors during daylight is important. Also you have to sit within arms length of the light box to get maximum therapeutic effect.Posted 4 years ago
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