Thanksgiving is this week and for me that usually means it's that time of year when it starts not only getting cold, but also incredibly dark for most of the day. With the sun setting shortly after 5pm, the routine of working all day and then having to spend the relaxation part of the day in the dark, is really tough on my mental state.
Last week we talked about how I will be challenging myself to make a video Monday-Friday for an entire month to both challenge myself and to keep my mind busy. Having that activity keeps me moving creatively and forces me to think outside my own insecurities. But it does very little to give me that physical release I need to exhaust my body. If it's hard for me to fall asleep that gives my mind more time to wander.