Living the the Pacific Northwest can be dreary. Blah. Cold. Even in June and especially in December. And so about six months ago I decided to purchase a therapy lamp. Why you say? Traditionally, the definition of aging implies slowing down. Relaxing. Sleeping late and going to bed early. I don’t know about you but that does not describe the life I want to lead. And yet on those dreary, cloudy days, I wanted to hibernate like a bear.
Did I want to work? Not with much enthusiasm. Did I want to play? Goofing off did not seem like fun. What about eat? Do bears eat while hibernating? Don’t even go there.
So I ordered this handy dandy light that was supposed to “boost my mood and energy – naturally”. Doesn’t that sound a lot better than the use of controlled substances? Well let me tell you: it really works! I have been using my Phillips goLite for about six months and I am enthusiastic about its ability to get me going on these dark, dreary days. See it there sitting on the right hand side of my laptop ? Thirty minutes a day while I am sipping my morning latte works wonders for my mood. I purchased mine at Costco so that I could easily return it if it did not work. But it did! And even though the cost may seem like an extravagance, it is considered an allowable expense under your Flexible Spending Account or HSA so that will help ease the pain at tax time.
I call my goLite my “Happy Light”. So if Santa puts a gift card under your tree (not cash – see Please, do not Gift Me Money), then consider running out and getting a therapy lamp. SurvivalWoman thinks you will love it!
Enjoy your next adventure, wherever it takes you!