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It's so SAD
« on: January 16, 2020, 12:16:27 PM »
I know that each winter I get into this dark place. I know I can blame it on external forces at the time, but if I really look over the course of events, there is nothing ever terribly dark.

I know it has been beautiful outside, I know I should have been going out there for walks in the limited sunshine. I know it is getting cold again. And I know I didn't do any of the shoulds I should have.

When life is heavy, it is hard to move. Doing what I feel I "have" to do is all I can manage.

And yet, each year, this eventually fades. I'm looking forward to it.
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Re: It's so SAD
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2020, 12:58:57 PM »
You're not alone.  February usually gets to me more than any other month.

Let's face it, if we were the right sort of animal we'd be hibernating.  But we're not.  Sometimes just grinding out the stuff which 'has to be done' is enough to get by until the gloom lifts.

Yesterday I still had half my shopping to do, but I saw a bus for home, just about to leave.  The call of home was stronger than the need to buy supplies, so I broke into a brief sprint, half-filled rucksack banging against me.

Back at home, like a bear that's been woken too early I'm messing around tidying my cave until I can settle down again.

If you really don't feel like walking or going out socialising then wrap up, sit outside, and read.  That way you'll still get the fresh air, get a bit more oxygen circulating around in your blood.

Plus, in your case, you're dealing with a grieving spouse.  Sadness is contagious.  Never underestimate this.


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Re: It's so SAD
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2020, 02:47:09 PM »
With me it's November.  It has nothing to recommend it.  You go from what can be, in a good year, a pleasant autumn straight into a grey, cold, windy, drizzly winter.  And there's no upside to it.  December has Christmas.  January has the New Year.  By February, you can (here in the northern hemisphere) really see the days starting to lengthen, and somewhere in March you're into early spring.  But November?  I can't wait to see the back of it every year.

The only good thing about it is that it comes and goes early in the winter, so after that feels like going downhill all the way.


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Re: It's so SAD
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2020, 05:03:24 PM »
November is not too bad for me: 3 family birthdays including mine on Guy Fawkes night. However, I too am depressed by the lack of sunshine here at 53 degrees north. If it wasn't for waiting for my hernia repair op disaster to be repaired I would've been off to the Med for a couple of weeks at least.