The time change just kicked in, which means the long, cold, dark, stupid winter starts now!
Other people who get Seasonal Affective Disorder or related symptoms -- what are your best hacks to make the season more bearable?
Most of the previous questions seem to deal with light therapy; I'm also looking for random lifestyle hacks here. Whatever has made you feel better throughout the winter -- lightbox techniques, supplements, exercise routines, hobbies, activities, foods, music, whatever!
Special snowflake details:
- Boston area
- I have this lightbox
, but would appreciate tips on how to use it effectively
- Self-employed, usually work at home, natural night person all make it hard to maintain good sleep discipline -- would appreciate tips on that as well!
- Winter depression is mild to moderate; usually around February or March I start thinking "Hey this depression thing is getting pretty bad! Maybe I should get some treatment!" but then a month later "Never mind, I feel better!". So I'm guessing that there are probably simple lifestyle things I can do that will make it less likely to get as bad.