I discovered today, for the first time after all of my reading and inquiry and experience that the lack of sun correlates with oneís mood. Itís real.
See, without sounding like a total hippy that has just jettisoned into the year 2016 (Iím looking at you Dennis Hopper), Iíve had a lack of positive energy flow on Mondayís the last couple of weeks. Thatís not like me. Iím a very positive person. Always have been. I get it from my mother. Not to the same degree as her, but thatís where it originated.
See, my mom was the Captain of the ship Positive. Seriously. My mom would believe the best in everything at all times regardless of the situation. As an RN at multiple hospitals in a large metropolitan area, thatís saying something. Thatís why when I was feeling less than chipper, I decided to do something about it.
Long story greatly condensed, I contacted the proís that know. We talked, examined, and got down to the bottom line Ö which is always my favorite thing to do. Lo and behold itís shorter days and lack of sunlight. Thatís it. Crazy, eh? Or maybe not so much.
Now, what do you do about it? Prescription medication? Nope, not for me. Drink more? Iím Irish enough as it is. If I drink anymore, Iím going to turn into a bottle of Irish Whiskey. Weed? Not until itís legal in our state (soon maybe?). So Matt, you ask, whatís the point? OK, hereís the point.
Do you feel like this sometimes? The blahís, the Mondayís, the whatever-you-want-to-label-it feeling? Cool. Know what? Youíre not alone. Youíre normal, just like me. Well, hopefully more normal than me. In fact, way, way, WAY more normal than me.
But at least we know itís a temporary state that, until we return to longer days and more sun, the best thing you can do is eat a little healthier and move more, maybe even do something nice for someone else. Thatís it. Thatís the cure. The worst thing you can do? Think itís only you thatís experiencing this feeling and isolate yourself. Trust me, youíre not alone. Promise.
Wanna come over for a drink?
Posted at 11:20am on December 14, 2016 by Matt Monks