Every winter the same thing happens…I start getting sick of it and start getting down in the dumps. I’m not sure if it is seasonal affective disorder related, but I did look into full spectrum lamps. In the winter we do not get that much sunlight so perhaps that could help perk up the whole family a bit.
The price tag kept me away from doing that. So I went low-tech and went shopping for house plants. Perhaps if we had a few green living plants in our house that would help. As luck would have it, one store had some on 50% off clearance so I snatched up 4 hanging plants. They cost $20, so I am going to consider it a reward for quitting caffeine.
It’s amazing what some plants can do to a home. It just perks up the place. When there is just a sea of white outside, having a little sanctuary of green in the home is just what I needed. This summer I am going to hit some garage sales to see if I can find more pots so I can split up the plants I got. Then we can see how next winter goes. I’ll probably still get sick of it, but hopefully won’t feel down in the dumps.