Yal. So I did a thing.
First let me explain. I am sad in the winter. Depressed sometimes. I feel like a cloud of dreariness follows me around until the days get longer and it warms up.
I️ used to work in a lab in a basement and a few offices with no windows – so some days I wouldn’t see the light of day all day long.
That’s affects my mood. I️ mean physically without daylight we can’t process vitamin D. And a symptom of low vitamin D can be depression. But my vitamin D isn’t the issue – just the lack of daylight bothers me.
I love the sun. I open the blinds as soon as I open my eyes and close them when it sets. I think more happy thoughts when it’s bright and sun-shiny outside. I’ve tried to use positive talk and denying the fact that I hate the winter to make me feel better about the shorter days but I just can’t.
So I got on Amazon. And I bought two 16 packs of Philips LED daylight colored light bulbs. They were on sale for $20 for 16 bulbs.
This. Has. Changed. Everything.
It feels like a weight was lifted off my shoulders. I feel like the house looks like it does when I open the blinds and flood it with sunshine. It’s beautiful. I feel more positive and it’s lifted my mood in a way that I just couldn’t do by thinking good thoughts alone.
If you feel like I do – get you some. Idc what brand and I’m not paid to post this. But I just had to share. I’ve been dealing with these feelings since I was a kid – and it’s so nice to find something to help.
Oh, and apparently they lower your light bill or some ish too. And when you put them in a fixture – change ALL the bulbs in there. If you have it in a fixture with several bulbs and they aren’t all LED it blows the bulbs. These are actually really low wattage (they look like 60 but are actually like 9 or some ish).
Before and after
See how different the color of the light coming down the stairs is? (Haven’t changed the ones up there yet)
Peace yal ✌🏾 😘
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