I am in Michigan too, so I know what you are going through. Though it is cloudy, it isn't that cold. Could you get out and walk some? That always helps me. I had a light box too. It did help me. But it got broken and now my ins doesn't cover them.
The best thing that I can tell you is exercise and walking. Especially if you don't want to take anti depressants. There is a mood stabilizer called abilify. Maybe you could take that just when it is dreary. It works faster than antidepressants. I take it with antidepressants and my depression has been in remissoin for awhile. Risperdol also is a mood stabilizer as abilify is expensive.
Try putting on some of your favorite music and dance around the house for awhile. If it doesn't help me, it at least gives me a good laugh. lol... That helps. Call friends, try to get out. I have a habit of becoming a hermit in the winter. It is hard for me to get out with the fibromyalgia. I am aching bad today with the new front coming in.
I hope that you feel better soon. Others will be along with suggestions.
Starting a new project might help. Meditaion, yoga etc. Love yourself. That helps a lot.
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