Winter depresses me

I hate this time of year. The short days kill me. I feel asleep at work in the mornings. Twinkly lights everywhere emphasize the black nights. The commercial Christmas pressure makes me feel empty and sad. I feel like not moving and sleeping all day. I never feel this way in the summer. Plop me barefoot on a patch of sand and let me watch the sunset at 9pm and I feel like that is the best part of the day. I’m not meant for dark, boots, heavy coats, indoor time, fluorescent lighting and Xmas jingles. If I had a spare $1000 I’d fly the fuck South. Maybe I was Cuban in my previous life.

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Bear cave

Dec 7, 2019 at 3:37pm

I experience the same energetic variances between the dark and light seasons. If I could I would hibernate with an alarm set for spring.

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Aww

Dec 7, 2019 at 5:24pm

I feel like that too at the beginning of each winter but I force myself to work out, take 5htp, Vit D. Nurture yourself and make healthy food. Hang out with healthy people. Spring will be here before you know it!

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Sooooooooo

Dec 7, 2019 at 9:12pm

DITTO......

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Totally agree

Dec 7, 2019 at 9:27pm

This post could have been written by me.

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Haha

Dec 7, 2019 at 10:34pm

I get it. But I LOVE this time of year. The dark, boots and twinkly lights. Interesting how we are all so different about seasons.

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Van Sad

Dec 7, 2019 at 11:14pm

Winter would be a lot easier to deal with if people in this city were friendlier.

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further south

Dec 8, 2019 at 12:04am

Sounds like you should move to Australia so that it'll be summer during Christmas.

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ooshpick

Dec 8, 2019 at 6:29am

PLEASE get yourself a proper therapy light box. It will change your life. :) Good recommendations on the UBC mood disorder SAD webpage.

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Amen

Dec 8, 2019 at 11:21am

This is no place to live. For half the year anyway

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Anonymous

Dec 8, 2019 at 12:39pm

Invest in a SAD light! Much less expensive than traveling south, and they really help! Some retailers will even rent them to you so you can try for a few weeks before buying.

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