Day 342

Wednesday 7th December 2016

Every morning when I wake up it’s still dark outside, the street lights are still on and it doesn’t look anything like morning. 

I find it really hard getting out of bed when it’s so dark and cold outside. The kids still need to go to school and my day needs to get started so lying in bed isn’t really an option. 

I don’t know what it is about this time of year but it can make you feel really tired and lethargic. 

A few years ago I had a health check and one thing they said is that I am low in vitamin D which means I am not getting enough sun. 

There is also a name for it, it’s called S.A.D  (seasonal affective disorder) – it too can make you feel tired and lethargic

With these shorter days it usually means that when I pick the kids up we are also driving home in the dark too.  There can be days when it’s lovely and fresh and the sun comes out, but these are few and far between this time of year. 

I have to admit that I do find these shorter days and longer nights slightly depressing. 

When I feel like that, with me diets very often go right out the window. It’s a good job now that I don’t class myself as being on a diet anymore, it’s just my way of life now. 

So even though I am feeling tired and lethargic at least my habits haven’t changed. 

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