My shades and curtains are wide open and I suggest you open yours too. It is a cold, snowy, grey day out there. It seems void of light. The truth is there is a little sunlight to be soaked up on even the greyest of days. So I suggest opening the shades. Going outside for even a small amount of time. I know you are thinking it is grey and cold outside — WHY?
To increase your serotonin levels. Serotonin is a powerful brain neurotransmitter that helps regulate appetite, memory, and mood. The lack of sunshine this time of year sends many of us into anxiety and/or depression. You can decrease the symptoms just by increasing your exposure to light. So I suggest:
- Opening the shades.
- Stepping outside for a few minutes.
- Taking a little walk outdoors.
- Doing your paperwork or hobbies by the window even on a cloudy day.
- Setting a gazing out a window. Like Pumpkin is doing in this picture.