To say that my body has been oblivious to the erratic weather this last month would be untrue. In fact, the lack of reliability with the weather has also made my mood very unstable.
When I was first diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, I had a therapist who suggested light therapy. My parents purchased a rather expensive light that was supposed to mimic the sun’s rays. I never felt any difference. Nevertheless, my mom would plop me down underneath it for 30 minutes each day. Yet seeing as how the gloom has me feeling now, I wonder whether a little light therapy wouldn’t be beneficial right about now (perfect excuse for a sunny vacation!)The lack of vitamin D is sorely noticed.
But the point is not the gloom, because here in California, the weather has been hot and cold. Quite literally, with one day being in the 80*F’s and the next it’s raining. It’s not wonder my body can’t settle long enough to get a grip on how it’s supposed to feel. I’ve meant to keep a mood journal to track my mood and it’s correlation to the environment (e.g. weather, illness, stressors). Though I haven’t had any success in maintaining it.
To add insult to injury, it was daylight-savings-time this past weekend and now I just cannot wake up.