re: Where to Move a Dev's Family while living with Seasonal Affective Disorder? VIEW POST


I live in Nova Scotia which is approximately the same latitude as Bangor, ME and Portland, OR. I typically notice my energy and mood begin to slip in late January due to mild SAD.

Everyone is different, but what works for me are Vitamin D supplements (as already suggested by @mattlancaster81 ), getting outdoors periodically for fresh air (yes, even when it's uncomfortably cold), and light exercise. I also have a desk lamp with full-spectrum bulbs at the office. Additionally, I try not to schedule stressful projects during the winter months if possible, as I find it more difficult to mentally leave work (thoughts) at work (place).

Given the opportunity, I'd love to be a Canadian "snowbird". The Carolinas or thereabouts would suit me just fine January-March! :)

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