What is it about Winter that brings those nasty blues? One might argue that it’s because all the trees have gone bare or that the grey clouds have taken control of the world outside, or simply that they block out most of the sunlight. Similar to those of us who prefer staying indoors, no matter what season of the year, it is the lack of sun exposure that has a powerful impact on our moods. Ever wonder why doctors suggest a supplement of vitamin D for sadness, depression, and hermits? Well, this stems from precisely the same issue. The more time you spend NOT in sunlight, the more your mood can fluctuate and your bottom line can fall. But there’s a brilliant solution that I’ve been using this winter, and it actually works.
Basically, what I’m talking about is light therapy with a light box or better known as a light therapy lamp, like Verilux’s HappyLight. These types of lights tend to range from small handhelds, about the size of an iPhone Plus, all the way up to large, beauty style pieces that I envision fitting in perfectly at some posh makeup counter, where hours are spent perfecting ones look. The HappyLight is about the size of a sheet of paper, obviously not as thin, but it is the perfect size to work within several setups within my home, in my lifestyle and is capable of packing up easily for travelers, since it’s thin and relatively lightweight.
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Article written by Brandon Scott / Eye & Pen – Photos by © Verilux.