Or cabin fever. Or S.A.D. [Seasonal Affective Disorder] Or we can always blame it on the weather.
That last holiday was a doozy — probably wiped out the bank account & added more to the credit card(s). And sickness is running rampant — where do all these colds & viruses come from? Your energy level is down but your brain is screaming for activity.
What can you do? Here are some of my favourites:
You stand out on your porch & breathe in the fresh air. Simply stand there, or even . . . simply sit for a longer time. Appreciate where you are — how really rich you are. Listen to the birds. Ignore the traffic. Watch the clouds — do you see the bunny?
Go for a little walk. Okay, maybe you don’t want to simply walk down the street — check out what’s new around your own place. I found a few new leaves of spring flowers sprouting strong. Of course it’ll be here soon — only a couple more months. Maybe you have something struggling to find the light, waiting for you to uncover it.
I’m very lucky living in a mild climate — & I love the rain! As a lab, Lady loves the outdoors — especially swimming in the warm Pacific. But winter makes for shorter days, so we try to get out lots while there’s light.
Get out that novel you got ages ago but never finished reading. Or get out an old classic & re-read it. Put on some candles & escape to far away parts of the world or long ago time periods.
Put on your favourite music & dance. Yes, maybe simply a little skip here & there. Maybe a little humming or singing along. Maybe a few twirls & swinging of the hips. Maybe an all-out boogy!!! I love to dance. I love to sing.
Look at some pretty pictures. Bring some colour to your eyes. Put up a poster on your wall. Draw or paint — anything. Arrange some flowers. Find a little shelf or corner you can rearrange & brighten up.
Well, I know what I’m going to do — get a couple sheets of richly-coloured glass from the garage & bring them inside to warm up. Of course, this will take a little while because Lady will come with me so we’ll play outside for awhile.
Then, mentally refreshed, I’ll finish my headboard pattern in Photoshop & immerse myself in cutting beautiful glass.