Wednesday, February 05, 2014

The Winter Blues

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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!

1 comment:

Jenna and Daniel said...

The old saying "forget yourself and go to work" has been what got me through this years January. If I notice myself getting down during the day, I think of someone that I love that needs a phone call, or flowers, or time, and I do it. I don't think about it, I just do it. This is the year that I have felt the best during January. Usually, I am down everyday, all day. Good luck!