This is my first post for 2018 and the year has started off gray and somewhat miserable as far as the weather is concerned. I'm looking for the spring sunshine to start soon and to brighten things up all around.
My partner suffers a little from seasonal affective disorder, that condition of feeling blue and down due to the lack of sunlight and bright days. He finds it takes the edge off the normally happy disposition and air of positivity that he generally has.
He's not alone in this either. According to psychiatrist Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz:
"It's been shown pretty clearly that as daylight decreases, starting in the fall, people will have more feelings of depression and anxiety. If they are feeling depression and anxiety they will report stress."
I'm lucky. I work doing what I love and have the added benefit of being my own boss, running my own business and managing my own diary to fit in with the needs of my family and how I want to balance my life.