Let's not sing that song about letting it snow.
December 28, 2012 2:54 PM Subscribe
How do I learn to live happily in a city where it snows? Also, what are some coping methods that I can use to help get me through these winter months?
I've lived in Canada for my entire life (22 years so far) and I've hated the winter season for as long as I can remember. With each year that passes by, I find myself becoming more and more depressed because of the weather conditions. I'm reaching a point where the winter weather feels unbearable and I question how I'll even make it through the winter. I'm aware that this sounds like an exaggeration, but to me it isn't. I really don't like feeling this way, especially when there are much bigger problems in this world to worry about. But, this is a serious issue to me. I don't know how to shake this strange feeling. It feels like someone is pushing me down and won't let me get up. I always feel this way during the winter season. I think this is because of how confined and trapped I feel when it snows. Sometimes I wish I could just stay cooped up inside my house until it's nice outside again although I really like being outside, running errands, having a life, etc.. and besides, staying cooped up for that long is not practical or healthy.
So, how do I shake this feeling off and learn to live happily in a city where it snows? Also, what are some coping methods that I can use to help get me through the winter months?
I realize that most people will include moving as an option, but I'd like to rule that out before anyone mentions it. I really enjoy living in this part of Canada and don't see myself moving at this point in my life.