I hate the end of daylight savings time. I don’t like coming home in the dark. Or getting up in the dark. In fact, except for Thanksgiving (which I love), November is my least favorite month.
In in the Northeast, we have to make some adjustments at this time of the year. For example, I double my daily dose of Vitamin D because we don’t get enough sunshine. Some people who have serious Seasonal Affect Disorder (S.A.D.) have to sit in front of light boxes every morning.
I don’t need the calendar to tell me it’s November because I get a craving for sweets, especially chocolate. Don’t get me wrong, I love chocolate any time of the year. But,when Halloween candy appears, so does my increased need for chocolate.
At 3:00 in the afternoon, I often find myself, dollar bill clutched in my fist, in front of the vending machine at work. (By the way, peanut M&M’s are my inevitable choice.) According to my health plan’s latest newsletter, my craving for sweets is a symptom of S.A.D. and not Halloween-activated. Who knew?
In addition to Thanksgiving, there is one good thing about November.
It’s only thirty days until you have eleven months without it.