I feel like the winter time blues is spreading around the this town or maybe just my company and home. There are several people walking around my office coughing and sneezing. Others are looking tired from all the stress of the holidays. One of my roommates went out of town last weekend to Florida and came back very sick. Even I have felt very unmotivated and lazy lately. I have only been working out about 3 days a week, which is about half of what I like to do. I attribute some of this to the short days. I walked out of my house just as the sun is coming over the horizon. I am at work before it finishes rising. Then I leave work after the sun has set. It seems unjust to me that we should all be deprived of the sun. Now I know why all the northerners look so pale...they are stuck inside, out of the sun. Just now...I got am email stating that another co-worker wasn't feeling well and that he was going to pop some pills and try to come in this afternoon. Most of these people have sick days, why aren't they using them? Is work that important that you would sacrifice your own health for it? Why bring whatever you have into the office?
I have a theory. People get sick around this time, not from the cold of winter. People get sick from the lack of sleep, the over eating, and stress created by the holidays. I am lucky. Hanukah is not a major holiday, therefore I don't feel the stress of it, like I would on Yom Kippur. I have never been a person who regularly over eats and I pay special attention during the holidays to avoid this. Finally, I will miss out on sleep, since I will be traveling and hanging with my family. However, since I am currently in great health and avoiding the other two pitfalls, I should be OK. Now you should ask yourself if you will be OK.