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Winter blahs, I don't normally have them, but, this year, I find it hard to get my ass moving (to do just about anything). If you have them, how do you cope?

Asked by Jude (32112points) February 11th, 2010

I would much rather curl up on my sofa with a blanket, then work-out, or get out and enjoy the fresh air.

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eponymoushipster's avatar

ive been feeling exactly the same way. I just can’t motivated to do anything. maybe it’s el nino?

ill be following this thread, too.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

That’s exactly what you need to do though!Work out!At the very least go for a walk.It will perk you up :)

cinddmel's avatar

Sometimes I just have to tell myself to get off the couch and get outside – not easy and most times it doesn’t work, but if I start telling myself of all the things that are outside and how much fun I have had before doing them, sometimes it gets me going.
Most often than not though, I will get moving but still be longing to just go back to the couch, and only later on come to the realization that I did have a good time and it was a good thing to get up and go.

ChaosCross's avatar

To be honest going outside and getting exercise is a good way to fire up your system for tasks. You will feel more like doing stuff after you get moving.

On the alternate end, you could try writing a book.

janbb's avatar

It depends – sometimes, I force myself to take a walk and that makes me feel better. Sometimes, I just succumb and curl up with a book or Fluther.

Shae's avatar

Tanning bed

OneMoreMinute's avatar

Shoveling the snow in the sunshine seems to help me.
I know that slow winter blahs feel. I am just starting to feel my energy returning this week.
And I can’t explain why.

dpworkin's avatar

Could you be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder? Hi-lux lamps can help with that.

janbb's avatar

@jmah You also have been sick recently so it’s possible that your “blahs” are still you not being back to normal.

I feel I have a tendency to SAD and again, I find a walk on a sunny day, even if it’s cold out, is really a help.

snowberry's avatar

I pretend I’m my own mommy (she’s not around anymore anyway). When I have a big job that needs done, I tell myself my mommy won’t let me play until I have my chores done. If a friend calls, I tell them the same thing. They know me well enough to laugh and say, “Get to it then!”

It’s a silly way to get off my can and I actually get stuff done.

susanc's avatar

I think we’re wired to semi-hibernate, and I welcome it. I get a lot of reading done, and also a lot of socializing, because I still have enough energy to cook. When the days get longer I have to be outdoors all the time and can’t stand to read. It all balances out.

SeventhSense's avatar

I hibernate from December to March.

Jude's avatar

@janbb I think that you’re right. I’m bummed that my energy level isn’t what it was prior to being sick. And, being cooped up in a house for month (not being able to do anything, really) caused me to slide into a bit of depression.

nikipedia's avatar

I’m not gonna lie, one of the reasons I am so in love with California is that the winter blahs don’t hit nearly as hard. If you can get away somewhere sunny and warm, I highly recommend it.

JLeslie's avatar

Vacation to the tropics; I told you already :).

janbb's avatar

Florida works just dandy for me. I never woulda believed I’d be a Florida lover, but it sure is great to escape to it in the depths of February.

Jude's avatar

@JLeslie March break? Perhaps, we’ll go to Florida.

tinyfaery's avatar

@jmah California is way cooler than Florida. Not cool as in cold. Oh, you know what I mean.

Jude's avatar

@tinyfaery would you put me up? (place to stay)

Jude's avatar

(I’m only kidding).

Although, Disney would be fun.

tinyfaery's avatar

I’d have to clear it with my wife, but we do have an extra room.

I can show you Disneyland like no other, girl.

Jude's avatar

You know, maybe this summer would be better? But, I wouldn’t mind getting together, if you were up for it. Nikki and I would get a hotel. That’s cool. =)

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