The key with a therapy light is to simulate a bright, sunny day. So you want it to light your immediate area indirectly. Do not look directly at the light: it’ll be painful, for one thing, and you wouldn’t look directly at the sun during a clear summer’s day, right? Small light therapy boxes, like this pick can be useful because they can be placed out of your direct line of sight. And while you have your light on, just live your life! Read a book, have some coffee, mess around on your phone, do whatever you’d normally do during the first half hour of your morning period. The only difference is, you’ll be treating your mood just by being lit up.