It’s no secret that I get a huge case of the winter blues. Rain and cold are not my friends, give me sunshine any day! Ever year winter comes around and I get the winter blues, I don’t want to leave the bed let alone the house and everything just seems worse in every way.
The winter blues are a real thing I went to my doctor this week and she confirmed it. The winter blues can even be a form of depression called SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) if you get them really bad. Common signs of the winter blues are loss of appetite, low energy levels and a feeling of hopelessness.
Banish the Winter Blues by..
- Watch suits all over again. That’s the plan anyway, 78 episodes will get me through at least 2 months of cold if I limit myself to one episode a day. Then again Donna is the bomb and I don’t know if I can control myself.
- Commit to plans outside of my 20 minute zone. If I am more than 20 minutes from my warm bed I tend to give maybe’s and not commit. Having a guilty conscience helps me to follow through on plans if I really commit.
- Travel to food places! The journey could be cold but a rewarding hot meal at the end will be worth it.
- Help someone else out. Moving house? I’m your girl. doing something for someone else is more motivating than if I have to do something for myself. I can go a week without shampoo but if someone else asks for help its usually pretty important.
- Spend time outside. This means rugging up but by taking the advantage of limited sun I know I can banish these blues.
- Go to the snow! Each time I have been to the snow I have had an amazing time. It’s just getting the motivation to go there that is the problem.
- Take up an indoor activity. I don’t have to leave the inside to beat the winter blues, getting back into rock climbing is on my agenda for 2016 so why not do it as the weather cools?
- Look for a positive in everyday. It’s not easy but find one thing to make you smile each day.
These are mostly goals that I hope will help me get through the next few months. Do you get affected by the change in weather?