New England has been getting smucked by snow, to an unbelievable degree. It’s depressing. In January I have had 1 dinner date with friends. All other plans have been canceled due to weather. My little car is so short I can’t see around snow banks – making driving just a lot less fun than usual. Oh and it’s more sporty than practical, so it’s like a hockey puck once it’s icey. 😦
In addition to not wanting to go out, I’m finding myself not wanting to work out (it’s too cold!) and not wanting to do anything after work except curl up on the couch in a hoodie and watch TV. It’s hard to stay motivated when it’s -4 degrees outside, and being out for more than 10 minutes can lead to frostbite (no lie, that was on the news yesterday morning)!
I Googled winter blues and was surprised to find that there is an actual disorder, SAD (seasonal affective disorder) -wow! Now, I’m not saying I have SAD – but I am sad this winter. (bad pun). So, I think some of the treatments are worth implementing into my life: more sunshine whenever possible, vitamin D-13, more fruits and veggies (anti-oxidants).
Anyone else out there just feel “blah” this winter? What are you doing to combat the desire to hide under the covers until spring? I considered flying to LA and staying until the snow melts…but it’s just not realistic, sadly. 🙂