Two sunny days this weekend changed my outward disposition. Not only was I able to be outside, I found myself feeling more optimistic about life and the future. Sunlight has a tendency to influence my stamina, my willingness to try new things, and my happiness. I find the opposite is true during the long winter nights and long darkness. Harder to move and harder to stay positive.
I also find these rhythms in my daily life. I’m not a great problem solver early in the morning and I am not great at reflection after dinner. Austin Kleon said “I have a rule that serves me well: Don’t think too much about your life after dinnertime. It’s a recipe for despair. Everything looks better in the light of the morning.”
And today (in Tacoma) it is supposed to be sunny again. A good day to plan and to reflect. As long as I stop before dinner.