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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?
posted by livinglearning to Health & Fitness (38 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
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.