Eight hours, 11 minutes and 33 seconds, that’s how much daylight we are getting today. But the winter solstice is an early Christmas present because the days finally start getting longer Wednesday.
But if the darkness from winter solstice time is causing seasonal depression, clinical psychologist Dr. Joti Samra says you need to make a point of going outside at some point during the day. “It can be important to take some time during the day to get out of your office, to get outside and get some direct light.”
If it’s not easy to get outside think about getting a light therapy box. Especially if you work. Quite easy to have at work, and you never know who will become your new friend because of our therapy light.
Even though it is the holiday season, those suffering from seasonal winter depression need to try and avoid over-indulging yourself in Christmas treats and alcohol. Just enjoy that family and friend time.