What are some good ideas to preserve your health and happiness if your flat has windows, but they are covered with exterior metal roller doors?
has made me wonder about my own living situation.
I have recently moved into a first-storey flat which has windows in every room, but the bedroom and loungeroom windows are covered with metal roller doors on the outside of the building.
They are not electric-powered, so opening and closing them is quite the ordeal (plus, they are on the first-storey, no balcony, so one would need a tall ladder...)
In any case traffic noise (railway crossing bells, sirens, trucks) is a big issue, so rolling up the roller doors is not a practical option.
It's also quite cold here at the moment, so on the windows without roller doors, all the curtains are closed all the time to keep heat in.
So, what steps should I be taking to avoid tiredness, Seasonal Affective Disorder, or any other ill-effects from the dearth of natural light in my flat?