Christmas time is nice, nevertheless it will also be slightly melancholy. I’m not embarrassed to confess that I get depressed throughout the winter typically (and throughout the Spring, Summer season, and Fall, for that matter). One factor that at all times helps is being slightly playful and bizarre. So within the spirit of open-mindedness, I requested ChatGPT for assist.
The solutions it gave have been fairly commonplace, however they’re in all probability all good concepts. “Seasonal affective dysfunction (SAD) is a type of despair that happens throughout the winter months, when there may be much less pure daylight,” ChatGPT mentioned. The AI defined that this type of despair can occur to anybody, and mentioned the signs can embrace issues like low temper, hopelessness, focus issues, sleep or urge for food modifications, and low vitality ranges.
Good to start out with a reminder that this can be a frequent downside. ChatGPT went on to counsel getting as a lot pure mild as doable, common train, a nutritious diet, leisure strategies like meditation, and searching for assist from a good friend or contemplating seeing a psychological well being skilled.
I already noticed my therapist this week, so I used to be properly on my method. I threw on my headphones and took Chili out for a pleasant lengthy stroll. It was slightly cloudy out, however I managed to get myself a dose of some pure mild. I took further time to let Chili sniff round and discover to her little Christmas-canine coronary heart’s content material.
After I obtained residence, I did a half-hour of yoga with my favourite YouTube teacher and adopted it up with some dried fruit and a wholesome rooster sandwich. (ChatGPT additionally mentioned I ought to restrict sugary meals, so no extra Christmas cookies for right this moment.)
By the top of it, I used to be feeling a bit higher. Nothing like slightly AI to manage your temper. Appears to be like prefer it’s going to be a superb Christmas in spite of everything.