Are You SAD?
I do think there is such a thing as Seasonal Affective Disorder. I think I get it as we get into December, if not earlier. I really wonder if it has so much to do with how much light you're exposed to, though?
I know I the sun going down so early depresses me, but I think I kind of like the sun coming up later in the morning. I also know the cold, damp days this time of year really gets to me and it's gotten worse as I've gotten older.
As far as sunlight exposure goes, it would seem to me that I get more sunlight than most do because I work outdoors. I would think that would be more than the equivalent of those lamps some folks recommend for helping with SAD.
I figure all I can do is wait until February 1 when I'll at least get a boost from getting past January.