It’s that time of year here in the north, when the amount of daylight is just too short. I have heard from lots of friends and colleagues already that the winter blues have started. What to do?
Even if you don’t have full-blown SAD, being in stronger light can be very beneficial. If you can’t get outside in the sunlight during the day, a light box can substitute. One local supplier is Light Therapy Products in Stillwater.
One of my favorite bad-weather therapies is to visit an indoor garden. The Como Zoo and Conservatory in St. Paul is wonderful. Larger garden centers also have lovely indoor plant displays. A few to consider are Gerten’s, Bachman’s or Wagner’s.
And, the general things we should all do – eat right and exercise – also apply to beating the winter blues.