<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Sassy:
Anyone else feeling down and shitty?
do you even have to ask?
it could be the lack of UV rays. There's this condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder, more commonly reffered to as *winter blahs* or as some people appropriately refer to as S.A.D. Apparently a lot of people are affected by this and don't even realize it. A lot of people who live in places like Vancouver and England are affected because of the fact that it rains two thirds of the year.
You can buy these special lamps that sold specifically for S.A.D treatment and you just sit in front of it for about 15 minute a day. The only bad thing is that it can cost up to $5,000. I've heard that tanning beds emit the same UV rays as the above mentioned lamps, thus reducing the presence of S.A.D.
There are also cheaper alternatives. I read an article about this somewhere and it listed things like exercise, waking up during the day to see whatever sunlight is still around at this time of year, etc. etc.
I just try to go to the gym as much as I can to increase the release of endorphines......the only problem is, the january blahs make it hard to get my ass out of bed