January has been a cold, snowy month. Over the next couple of days, we will be experiencing dangerous temperatures, with wind chills getting as low as -55 degrees tomorrow.
I get the winter blues every winter, so you can imagine my mental state right now. I’m craving warm air and sunshine so much. Every day has been a struggle for me. I just want to eat all the carbs, drink all the wine, and watch all the Netflix shows.
The struggle is real. Ugh.
I’m not perfect, but I’m trying. I’m trying to stay active. I force myself to get off the couch and do stuff. I’m eating as many healthy foods as I can and drinking green tea. I’m drinking lots of water.
I tell myself that this weather is not permanent and a warm, sunny day is coming soon.
On really bad days, I can’t even muster up the energy to do my favorite things, like reading and painting. But instead of fighting the grip of the blues, I accept it, embrace it, and ride it out. It’s only temporary and I will come out the other side intact.
I get why older people go south for the winter. Although it’s not financially doable right now, it’s going to happen, hopefully sooner than later.
In the meantime, I’ll get by with my warped sense of humor, fuzzy socks, and dog snuggles.
How about you? Do you get the winter blues and if so, how do you cope?