Wednesday, 10 February 2010

The Light Box

After six weeks away, I can tell.  I was sceptical, but it really has helped my SAD this winter.  So I'm glad to get back to it for the rest of the winter.  For those of you who can't really picture what I'm talking about, here you go:
I get to sit for half an hour or an hour, for a total of five hours a week.  I read my book club book, or write letters, or just listen to music.  It's my 'down time', and it's great.  I can make coffee or tea, or bring in my lunch, or whatever I feel like.  And it really has made a difference.  I haven't noticed the darkness having the same effect on my mood (which still isn't great to begin with, so it could have been so much worse...), and I haven't  been as much under the weather (until this last month when I've been away from the light box).

Oh, yes.  I am now a believer.

4 comments:

Lysana said...

Hmm. VERY interesting. I've been interested in this idea for a while. It's good to hear from someone who has tried it. Thanks for talking about it!

Amie Vaughan said...

i really do recommend it. it seems silly, but i really can tell the difference. amazing how a little light can change things.

Roy Agee said...

I have been doing a "Low-Tech" version of this by starting a barrel fire in my living room. hehe Just kidding. I think this is cool

Roy

Amie Vaughan said...

HA!! whatever works, roy. =D