I guess when we use the term ‘The Winter Blahs’, it’s more than the winter we’re talking about. Somehow though people accept it more than for example in the Spring or Summer. When we’re feeling somewhat less than exuberant we don’t really get away with saying “Oh it’s just the summer blahs”. It’s not very usual to ever hear that phrase, but very much expected in these cold, snowy dreary days that seem to be very extreme right now. I am of course speaking from the cold north of Canada, not the places that have year-round warmth and sun.
There are those however that don’t mind the cold and snow; the skiers and snow boarders and snowmobilers. Sometimes I wish that we had learned to enjoy some of these winter sports, but alas the years passed, huddled in the warmth of our home, in front of a fireplace, when we had one.
I guess the ‘blahs’ have other reasons than the weather to come upon us. Some do have the added reason for feeling somewhat ‘down’; those with S.A.D. which is of course Seasonal Affective Disorder. Sometimes there is help in getting a special lamp that when used, can help with the associated symptoms.
The ‘blahs’ have another reason for surfacing more it seems during the long dreary days, and that’s if we have situations in our lives with relationships or health that are a concern. They somehow ‘mushroom’ in importance and effect, like our feelings do It’s not so easy to distract yourself when you can’t go outside in the garden or the sunshine and bask in the healing warmth. There’s also not as much company that comes to visit when the weather is not conducive to a barbecue with friends and family. Too much time to be in the house, sometimes just with out thoughts doesn’t help either.
So I guess my blahs will be with me for a while, until the situations resolve or the weather does….or both.
Maybe I’ll see if there’s a good comedy movie on tonight!!