Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Heather Bestel - shedworking tip of the month

October – Don’t be SAD!

Like it or not, we are all affected by the changing seasons and as a psychotherapist, I get most depressed clients during the winter. October is the month when we start to notice less sunlight and more grey skies as our systems start to close down and hibernate for the winter.

Being a shedworker means that you are in touch with the seasons much more than a regular office or home worker and you can feel this change more acutely. Things to do:

Firstly: Notice when your energy levels are at their highest and lowest and schedule most important work accordingly.

Secondly: nurture yourself, create cosy surroundings and use lighting to change your mood and energy levels.

Thirdly: Have a favourite sunny holiday destination that you can bring to mind whenever you need a 'pick me up'. Imagine you are really there and this will give your central nervous system a treat as it can’t tell the difference between a real event and an imagined one.
More stressbusting advice from Heather at her site A Little Bit of ME Time

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