Perhaps my mention last week of being in my PJs until noon everyday was an alarm bell, as I’ve realised my annual “winter blues” are starting to take hold. I don’t wish to be maudlin on a Monday and I’d like to keep my blog a happy place, but I have to warn you that I'm not a fan of November. I remember reading about Amanda’s February Funk earlier this year and it absolutely sums up how I feel about November. Daylight savings and the arrival of cold weather seem to send my mind and body into serious hibernation mode. All I want to do is gorge on sugar and carbs, sleep and be anti-social. I’m not a fully fledged SAD sufferer, it usually only lasts until Christmas and, as I get older and used to it, I just think of it as seasonal adjustment phase that eventually passes.
In an effort to remain healthy and positive in the weeks ahead, I’m going to try and get at least half an hour of outdoor time every day and cut back on the carbs I crave so badly (especially after 5pm as they just make me feel even more sluggish and lethargic). Exercise helps too, so I just renewed my membership at the gym. Most importantly of all, I'll ride the wave and, if, necessary, indulge myself a little more. Lots of long baths, reading and early nights for me!