Hey there everyone!
Is there really a cure for the Winter blues?
Personally, I don’t think there is a cure, however, I do think you can do a few things to get you through those long
snow blowing days.
South Carolina is not accustomed to snow, as you know.
But today, it is coming down like crazy!
But, I am a Buffalo girl,
and this ain’t NOTHIN!
I do like that it is only for a day or two, and I suppose it does look pretty fresh and fluffy on the ground.
I believe I am one of those people that suffer from
seasonal affective disorder.
If there are certain number of days in a row with no sunshine..
I feel like crap, I’m tired, want to sleep more and just in general a bit withdrawn.
Truly, I am. By the time February hits, I am in a bit of a funk.
Withdrawn, and not really feeling great day to day.
Perhaps it is all in my head, but since I moved to the Carolina’s after living in South Florida for nine years
I see the pattern.
A few of my close friends and family are also aware of it, they sorta chuckle, really don’t get it.
I do take Vitamin D every day now, along with Primrose and perhaps notice a slight difference in my moods this time of year.
I actually keep the burlap rag wreath in the window for a reason.
I don’t like to look out at bare sticks for trees,
and all the mess from Fall still residing around, just waiting for Spring clean up.
I love the smell of fresh flowers and scents, and always have something burning.
I do believe it stimulates my senses to a happier place.
I thought this printable would perk me up too.
So I made one for you as well.
I made it in an 8×10 but printed it in 5 X7.
You can do that too..and just trim it to size the smaller frame.
Thanks for stopping by today and cheering up my day.
You always do.
Follow me around if you like.
Debbie, I can totally relate to what you are saying. We lived in Florida for 18 years and did not have the gloomy day blues I get here. This year has been totally weird. We live in Myrtle Beach and we are covered in ice today. Last week it was snow. We are pretty much closed down again – no school, businesses shut down, etc.. I try to do projects but, some days just can’t get in the mood.. Hang in there hopefully this is the last of it and spring will soon be here and some happy light hearted moods. I can’t wait. Cathy
Thanks Cathy, we are shut down as well. Between eating more, sitting more, blogging more, I got to get out of here LOL!
Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG
Winter really gets me down too – and although I take my vitamin D faithfully, sometimes I really don’t want to get out of bed. We have 4 foot drifts on either side of our driveway right now, and I am counting the days until we can go to Florida and get out of the cold!! Thanks for the printable!
I hear ya..I feel like slapping myself and saying snap outofit!
It is amazing what a day or two of sunshine can do to lift the spirits. If it were only warm enough that you could take a nice walk without getting frostbite or slipping on patches of ice it would have been even better. The snow we got last week, followed by the freezing rain has not melted at all. We now have piles of rock hard ugly gray snow, just waiting for the next round to hit tonight. I hope we are in the 6″ to 12″ not in the 12″ to 18″ band. It just depends which forecast you watch. Spring can’t come soon enough for this girl.
Truly, when the sun is shining I pop right up, stretch and ready for the day!
Oh Debbie, I think we all suffer from winter blues! Charlie and I were just saying last night that we need to do something fun this weekend! We still haven’t decided what we are going to do though. We both feel like we have cabin fever. Take care…Spring will be here before we know!! Gail
I totally can relate to the winter blues. It is hard up here in the midwest with 3 to 4 months of a lot of cold and snow and not a lot of sunshine. It is hard to be motivated to do anything. Hopefully that snow you are getting will melt away soon and you will see warmer weather.
It will Kris, and I really should not be complaining. But I just can’t take the snow and cold:( I wish I would have loved South Florida more than I did. I loved the Winters and the friendships and memories we made, but overall I did not care to raise the kids in our location. Oh well, you can’t have it all!
Thanks for this post. You are NOT the only one in a funk, trust me. Is that the exterior of your home? It’s so pretty!
yes, it is..I am surprised you never saw it before:) Nothing grand, just home to us:)!
Debbie your snow pics are so pretty!! I love the winter but after the extreme cold we’ve had this year I am ready for Spring! We’re expecting another 12 to 14 inches overnight into friday morning!
I think I would take the snow over the never ending rain are getting right now in Oregon! Talk about dreary. Blech. But I’m seeing little bits of Spring starting to peek through with some buds on my cherry trees and that definitely helps keep my spirits up. Along with the coffee…lots of coffee! LOL!
P.S. Darling printable!
It’s a catch 22 for sure this time of year Vanessa!
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
I think a lot of people feel like you do, Debbie…I am a winter-person, but even I am dreaming of spring after this COLD winter!
I think you are right Linda, just some people don’t even realize why they feel this way. I am aware LOL!
9 inches of snow and ice here in Clemmons NC and its still coming down hard…
vit. D along with my multiple and C keep me fairly well balanced. keeping my lavendar oil.close by also helps.
I need to paint but not in this weather as even the garage would be too damp and my kerosun is over in the storage building at the other property.. oh well, guess I’ll have to make some cinnamon tea and read by the fire.. hmm that sounds good just saying it lol…
stay warm~! spring is on the way
Thanks Debbie, for the winter pick-me-up, and all the other things you help us with.
I live in Ocala, Florida, and we have had more cold days, and for a longer period this year too, so I pray it gets better for all the ones up north. I lived in Minnesota for a while, and moved back to Florida before the next winter came in. I had one winter, and that was plenty for me. Give me sunshine…. Maybe next year won’t be as bad (hopefully).
HAPPY VALENTINES’ DAY!
Thank you Pattie, same to you! XO
I take 2,500 milligrams of Vitamin D everyday for my MS and it doesn’t do much for me with this stuff. I think the only reason I am on edge is because of the house. Normally this doesn’t stress me as much since my hubby usually works from home. It is so bad this year since we aren’t in our own home. It makes things very tough!
Here in the far South West of England at the very tip get mild days with a lot of rain. I am so over rain !
Debbie, I understand how you feel. My daughter deals with SAD and uses some type of special light for therapy. She says it really helps but springtime is the only thing that really works.
Love the printable, I am going to print this one. I truly love it and need it.
Thank you, love ya girl,
P.S. The house looks beautiful in the snow!!
Oh I hear you Debbie! I know EXACTLY what you are talking about – it’s called SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder – and I just wrote a blog post about it and how I am dealing with it. I hate the winter funk I get in.
Sorry it affects you too and am hoping and praying for an early spring!
How to beat the Winter Blues?…go to Florida I say!…A great friend of mine had S.A.D. big time a couple of years ago…she then decided that she is renting a condo on the beach for the entire month of February the next year to get away from the snow…it worked..I cannot do that, so I will pretend the snow is a blanket of beautiful white beach sand…then I go outside and get a dose of reality!…Great printable Debbie…hang in there…hope this is the last of the snow around here!!…
Debbie, I am the SAME way. And just yesterday, I think it was, I was thinking March always comes after February…without fail there is a March. Which reminds me of your printable.
I hope you get some sunshine soon!
Well, I live about 5 miles from Buffalo, NY and I can tell you I completely understand how you feel. This has been the WORST winter in a long time. I was actually looking forward to winter because I had so many craft projects to keep me busy. All I’ve done so far is shovel, shovel, shovel some more, go to work, try and keep the house clean and shovel even more. Needless to say, I’ve completed only one project. Mother Nature may have 4 seasons, but I only have two – shoveling season and gardening season.
Ricki Jill Treleaven
I’ve been thinking of you and my other SC friends, Debbie. I hope y’all didn’t lose power! SO OVER winter. Now where’s my vitamin D?
I’m with you! We normally have ice, not much snow. Seems we have a lot of grey days here in north Texas and yes, those twiggy trees. I think anything is better if the sun is out! Hang in there ~
Debbie @Dewdrop Gables
I’m so familiar with what you go through, I do as well. It’s not fun, and most people don’t understand it. I’m better than I was when younger, (maybe because I don’t have to punch a clock?) but it still hits a bit now & then. I love your printable, thanks for sharing. I think it will look perfect on my desk during the yet another snow day up here.