Looks like February came early this year.

Last night, instead of working on NaNoWriMo, I went to bed at half past ten, having spent the last hour and a half before then in a zombie-like state. I don’t think I’ve run up a sleep deficit in the short period since last weekend, when I slept into the afternoon on two consecutive days.

I was irritable and unable to focus on Monday. I eat constantly if food’s in front of me (breakfast included chocolate) – if not, I can’t be bothered to fetch it or prepare it.

Yep, looks like seasonal depression is hitting me early this year. I’d better hit the Vitamin D, hard.

Evening Update: Strangely, this does not affect productivity at work – in fact, I’ve been unusually focused and productive all day, producing over 4000 words of new translations. I’ve also been much more organized; organization has been a known weak spot in my work performance but today and yesterday I’ve done fine at it. Just maybe the extra sleep has helped me after all.

Also, I’ve gone back to working on my NaNoWriMo project. It’s not easy but I will make quota and maybe a little more.

2 replies on “Looks like February came early this year.”

  1. Phosphatydal Serine helps if you can get it over there. Its a mild Mood Elevator and memory Enhancer that is extracted from Soy. 200 MG a day for 5 days and you notice a difference usually.

    Green Juices help–Wheat Grass Juice or my favorite: Juices mixed from Celery, Lemon and Parsley. Its a great pick me up. My kids even like it. Vitamin D though is a must. Do you have a light box?

    GABA is also good to help regulate sleep. Its also good for anxiety. I use it when either become issues.

    Good Luck and I hope you get to feeling better soon.

  2. Thanks, SEC! I don’t have a light box but I can turn up the light levels in my apartment a bit. That’s one area where it doesn’t really pay for me to be frugal.

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