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Have The Winter Blues

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

I seriously think that is my issue for the last few days. I am currently in the cycle of not wanting to do anything. I have good intentions the night before when I make plans to take on a task, but by the next day I have lost all energy to even get started. I would rather just lay here and do absolutely nothing.

Is anyone else dealing with the winter blues, and what helps you to get through those times?

I never have experienced it this bad before, but 2020 I want to make a good year for my goals. I am committing to losing 75 pounds this year.
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    I can push myself at the office but at home, it takes extra effort.
    January is usually the worst month for the blahs with the colder
    weather. emoticon
    46 days ago
    Not the winter blues, but, oh yes, to the inertia. What works better than anything for me is to do "Just 10 Minutes" of exercise. I can do anything for 10 minutes, right? So, I promise myself that I'll do a walk in place or do lunges or whatever for "Just 10 Minutes." If I want to continue, great! If not, at least I've gotten 10 minutes. Maybe one of Coach Nicole's 10-minute chair routines on video would work for you? Stay strong!
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    47 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/9/2020 10:17:54 PM
    yes I get out and go for a walk no matter the weather , that helps
    47 days ago
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    The messed up part about it is I live in Los Angeles. We have sunshine most of the year, but the last few days I am just like "nope, do not want to do it." Also, I am wheelchair dependent and do not live in a safe neighbor, so that limits outside to daylight hours. I am thinking about going to the library or the park a few times a week for a few hours.
    47 days ago
    There are a lot of bad stressful things going on in the world right now and that piles up on my personal stress levels, I find. Also, it's proven that more darkness and less light can cause depression (Seasonal Affective Disorder), so why not a sense of lethargy too? I don't want to do anything after I eat dinner, it's dark and all I want to do is hibernate on the couch and watch TV or relax with my cat and watch things on my Notebook in bed. EARLY in the evening.
    47 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/9/2020 6:19:25 PM
    I have dealt with these same issues and even talked to my doctor about it. It is a form of sepression. You will truly feel better if you get up and get moving. Talk a 10 minute walk outside. Get something done in the house you have been putting off. It takes that first step followed by another to get going. emoticon
    47 days ago
    I have depression which seems to be worse in the winter...it is important to stay active if you can it helps
    48 days ago
    I find that sitting by a window with daylight, even if it's not sunny, sitting by the window for 15-20 min./day really helps! And of course, w/Miss Lilly, I get out for walks because she needs that. Me, too.
    48 days ago
    Get outdoors as much as possible, eat lots of freggies and if necessary invest in a therapeutic lamp to use for a few minutes every day when natural light is scarce. It is essential to exercise consistently as well.
    48 days ago
    My year has started very differently - it's like some one shot me out of canon. Work is hectic. I hope the phase passes - just manage your eating- the exercise will come.
    48 days ago
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