Wednesday, February 05, 2014
The Winter Blues
Does anybody else get super depressed every January? Okay, I suppose I really shouldn't say super depressed, that's trivializing what people with severe depression go through. But man, for me, January is just a downer of a month. It gets light late and dark early. It's cold, so you don't want to be outside for very long, which means you're stuck inside....which invariably leads to my house being a mess. And frankly, my motivation to do anything about it seems to have vanished with the Holidays. It's a miracle my family stays fed and clothed in the winter. Needless to say, I'm not very happy with the groundhog.
I have found a little help in pod casts though. I only let myself listen to them when I'm exercising or cleaning....and sometimes cooking. I use them as a little reward to help motivate me to do things I don't have any desire whatsoever to do. It's been working pretty well this month. My house has stayed cleaner than it has at this time in years past...although I don't remember the last time I vacuumed downstairs. And I have been at the gym every single day that Hannah has pre-school.
That being said, there is much room for improvement. Sigh. At least I know that winter doesn't last forever. If you have any tips for overcoming the winter blues, please feel free to share!