Now that the holidays are over and we really don't have much to look forward to except the Superbowl (Come on Ravens), I find myself looking at the calendar and wishing the weather tomorrow would be sunny and in the 80's. Unfortunately, living in the Northeast, I have a while to wait until those warm sunny days are here again.
I started browsing the web and stumbled onto WebMD where I began researching SAD. I'm convinced I struggle with this disorder because every year at the same time, the same feelings overwhelm me. I feel like I lose interest in activities I normally enjoy, I'm ready for bed as soon as the sun goes down, I'm always cold so I tend to stay indoors. All of the symptoms are there but, I know in order to help myself, I need to engage in a regular exercise regiment. It seems with any type of disorder, physical or mental related, exercising is the utmost important treatment. So, I guess I should get off my soapbox and start helping myself get over these winter blues. Alcohol does help but, too much of that might lead to losing interest in exercising which then will lead to weight gain. That's a whole different topic. Is anyone with me? How do you cope with winter time blues?