How to beat the Winter Blues

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above – my happy little Westie Max 19th January 2002 – 19th August 2016

I have just come in from the garden and thought I had better catch up with you all! Isn’t time flying this Autumn and here we are in November waiting for winter to begin and after last year with all the snow and everything I thought I had better get my garden all prepped for what might be one of the coldest winters on record here in blighty! (and probably the world!)

I absolutely can’t stand Autumn and Winter…I feel so depressed with the lack of light and all and as I am a night bird, I love the long days so that I can fit everythng into my day…so when it comes to Autumn and especially winter…well that’s when I am all out of sorts!

…and today I especially feel depressed, I thought going out into the garden would change my mood, as it often does, but no! this mood has definitely got a hold of me and I just can’t shake it off!

I went out there and mulched all my plants…I started another compost heap and raked up all the leaves that I had already raked up the day before! Then I pulled down the cover of my very fragile (nailed to the wall just incase it blows away) plastic greenhouse…only to realise why they sell replacement covers! IT SPLIT! In two places and at that point I realised it had a few more holes in it already DAMN!

So armed with the knowledge that I haven’t got any room in the Harris’s family budget for a new one (my dream greenhouse) I decided to patch up mine, with garden bark used bags and the like…so it now looks like a patchwork greenhouse and rather bespoke if you ask me hahaha…at least I am not throwing the plastic bags away…as why you can’t recycle that type of plastic bag these days is beyond me!

I would of taken some pictures, but as I am writing this it has gotten dark! GRRR! so I can’t show you any at the moment…my brain is just not built for early dark nights!

My weeks are filled up with so many things to do…I have certain days that I go and see my Mum…but I do quite a lot for her and often when I don’t see her, all I want to do is have a chill day…but then I feel so guilty if I do nothing! like yesterday for example, I was going to do so much…Ironing, Housework, Mow the Lawn…But I just couldn’t be bothered to do any of it…and I have no-one to help me with these things, which really gets me down!I used to love Blogging and these days I am always so busy that I just don’t seem to get the time to blog, let alone make anything crafty! I have always been a procrastinator and perhaps that is my main fault, but this week I just feel like I definitely have The Winter Blues!

Sorry about that little grumble but…

Do you feel the same?

What do you do to beat the winter blues?Tell me your story…

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  1. Pennyblossoms
    25th December 2018 / 6:32 pm

    I know exactly what you mean! But at least the days are getting longer. Hurrah! I am starting a new therapy next week…rMTS. I am really hoping it will do wonders, or, at the very least, improve my mental health just a little bit! A couple of months ago, I hadn't even heard of it and now I'm doing it and being part of a research programme too! If something about me can help someone else, however small, then it makes all the cr*p (not quite) worthwhile.If I can be of any help, in any way, just email me.Zxx

  2. Snickelfritz
    24th November 2018 / 10:18 pm

    Just remember in about three weeks the days will start getting longer and in five months it will be April! That is what keeps me going, plus I try to have a lot of little projects like knitting socks and making quilts in the dark evenings and I try to watch only happy shows on tv. The dogs and chickens must be cared for so that keeps me busy also And the gardening catalogs start coming right after Christmas. Just know you are not alone in disliking the dark days.

  3. krishna
    19th November 2018 / 6:08 pm

    We are also dreaming a greenhouse like this, but don't know when we can materialize that.. 🙁

  4. Lilli Blue
    19th November 2018 / 4:17 pm

    Take a hot shower it will raise your bodies release of chemicals that make you feel good. I know what you mean. The holiday season can carry a heavy burden. Do a few jumping jacks. Put on music and dance. All things that raise the good chemical releases. Now you are not going to feel like doing this and if you do it you may feel like you are dancing in a bucket of mud , but if you do it I promise it will help. This time of year can be tough. Keep faced forward. Think about the future and don't dabble in the past. Get one things that has been on your list done everyday. Big hugs girl. You got this. I am in the same boat. I am off to pull out all the Christmas decorations and decide what I am going to use this year and pack and store the rest of it. Joy of joys I am so not in the mood. But the day after Christmas I will be glad I did. Cheers.

  5. Carol Slater
    19th November 2018 / 11:29 am

    I hate the dreary gray days of winter and now that it is getting dark so early I am really feeling it. My hubby and I have been in bed so early the last few weeks as I am just tired earlier because it is dark! I understand what you say about not wanting to do anything as I have been the same way. I had a semi productive weekend but not as much as I would have liked since Thanksgiving is Thursday!

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