People in the rural north Let's comisserate
Posted Sun Jan 27, 2013 04:22 PM
I do tend to drink too much in the winter, I also ice fish and snowshoe when there is enough ice and snow for those activities.
Overall, winter can really beat you down here. It's like always dark, always cold, and veggies taste like shit.
Posted Mon Jan 28, 2013 08:54 AM
Posted Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:10 AM
Seriously, make the best of it. Turn the dark and cold into good things. Dinner by candlelight, for example. Share a hot bath with your sweetie. Bundle up and have a snowball fight.
I'm not nearly as far north as you are, but I'm far enough that the sunlight isn't very strong. Not strong enough to make vitamin D, anyway. It's that lack that makes us feel down in the dumps. So anything that lifts your spirits is something you should be doing more of right now. For me, it's jogging and reading. Also, be sure to stay social. The company of friends is a great mood lifter.
Posted Mon Jan 28, 2013 09:57 PM
Posted Tue Feb 05, 2013 04:08 PM
Posted Tue Feb 05, 2013 07:50 PM
Regularly scheduled romps in the sack never hurt either
Posted Tue Feb 05, 2013 08:48 PM
It's really hard to deal with those winter blahs sometimes, and I'm particularly susceptible to depression during the longer, colder months. All I want to do is sleep, and that just isn't productive at all.
I try to take advantage of any sunny day, hour, whatever that I can. Go for a walk or sit out on the porch, even being bundled in a coat and hat, it still makes a difference for me. And as mentioned before, video games and spending time with your significant other or good friends helps immensely.
Posted Wed Feb 06, 2013 07:35 PM
Posted Sat Feb 09, 2013 06:12 PM
Posted Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:44 AM
In about 6 weeks, the roads around here should be de-iced enough and we should have enough light at the end of the day so I can start running again. That will really help.