Saturday, November 19, 2011

Polar Night Crash Course: Lesson 1

Today was the last day of the sun. I'll be ready when it returns the 21st of January 2012. Ready as can be.

But in the meantime I will stay sane (ok, fairly) and happy while embracing the Polar Night.

And now you can too. Not easy you say? Easy peasy with Arctic Mum crash course in five parts!

Lesson 1: Make sure you get some daylight.

Many work places let you take a walk during the day, if not make up a doctor's appointment or the dentist, not leg waxing as we don't do that this time of year. Do not skip this task.Otherwise you'll be a zombie soon, and your mental state will be frayed at best.

Soaking up some light every day will keep you from hitting the internet and ordering holidays in Hawaii or Florida, that will only hurt your wallet deeply and leave you in despair.

Ok?

Lesson two soon. Have a good week, U lucky people with the sun!

17 comments:

Makeminemidcentury said...

It sounds so hard over there during winter. I admire everyone in Scandinavia for living through Winter.

The sun down here is so harsh, I just put sunblock on everyone! And the sun rises at 4:30am every morning, so that means the two-year-old does as well.

Stay sane.

Anonymous said...

Good advice! Will plan on this--even though there isn't much D left, it's important to get some daylight for one's state of mind.

Teresa said...

Good luck staying sane dearest! I hope you are having a coselig time with your sister there (splendid cushions btw, looking back to your last post)...Take care & looking forward to the next lesson! I'm sure you're going to find some great ways to light up the Polar Night... :-)

Malyss said...

Your picture , and your words ("polar night") simply make me dream! Would I be able to endure it? I don't know. But I'm ready to send you some of my sun if you offer me some of your magic white and long night..

la casita said...

I read that also getting vitamin B supplements it helps a lot and possibly omega 3,6,9. Good luck with the Polar night, make the most of it. You are brave, I'm Italian, I barely cope with the mild winter we have here in UK!

TIKA said...

Must be difficult to go through this time of the year. I live in the middle of Europe and still hate short winter days with fog. Hardly wait for some sunny days and for spring to come :)

Good luck with the Polar night.

ibb said...

It sounds hard, but it is something that always has called my attention...will send some light from the south.

Liv-Inger said...

Godt tips! Viktig å få seg litt dagslys hver dag. For det kan unektelig bli tungt når det er mørkt når man drar på jobb, og mørkt når man kommer hjem. Men den er jo koselig også da, mørketida. Og vi vet jo hvor vi bor. :-)

christinelaennec said...

Excellent advice. Does it count as "daylight" if it's dark and rainy?

Arctic Mum said...

Makeminemidcentury: I know, I once spent New Years Eve in Melbourne. A heated experience. Cristine: Yes, fog and rain counts as daylight, give me anything!

And thankyou all for the light you send to me:)

69point23degrees said...

Hi Arctic Mum,

I'm gearing up for my first winter in the north of Norway and need any advice I can get, so I look froward to your next post!

Anonymous said...

la casita, I just started taking b6and b12 because d supplements enough were not quite enough. There are specific types of anemia connected to deficiencies of b6 (folic acid) and b12. In fact, some guys in the 1930s got a Nobel Prize for feeding a dog liver! (source of b12--they discovered the cure for pernicious anemia, which used to be fatal.) I used to take vitamins for granted but it does catch up with you eventually (your body stores some vitamins for years but they can become depleted when you get way old like me. haha) Sorry, Arctic Mum--I found that out by "accident" so thought it might help someone. Love your blog--more tips, please!!!

likeschocolate said...

At least the nights are spectacular.

heather said...

I will totally take your advice and enjoy our sun! I've never had it be so dark. I remember going crazy in Patagonia when we still had 7 hours of light/day. Stay sane and happy! Do you use those bluish UV lights? They use them for depression here.

alessandra said...

Hi :) you just won my give away! congrats, hope it will bring a bit of sunshine ;)
x

Fenn said...

The sun comes back on my birthday!

JBirch22 said...

Where abouts in the arctic do you live? (exact address not necessary, hahaha)

Just found your blog today. I think I'll stay :)

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