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Winter Blues and Boredom.

Updated on February 24, 2014

Winter and Boredom

If you live on the east coast then you must realize the weather has been crazy.

A few days we were -6 degrees. Or maybe we had snow.

Then there will be a tease of 60 degree weather.

Of course on a day like that it rains.

For me boredom is something I fight with everyday.

I've been unemployed for 18 months.

Not for a lack of trying.

I used to work and go to college.

Than come home and do housework.

So I was never bored.

But when the weather is horrible outside

and money is tight,

well the winter blues and boredom takes over.



Sure Winter is pretty to look at.

The snow covered trees,

fences and bridges.

However, it's cold,

you have to bundle up

and drive carefully.

Not really looking forward

to going outside.

If you are on a tight budget

like me,

well there really isn't

much to do.

Winter and You

Of course there are things to do.

You can clean your house.

Mine is so clean,

it drives me nuts.

I keep cleaning the same thing,

over and over again.

There is always laundry,

dishes to wash

and hubs to write.

Often I look outside

and say how pretty,

but how boring

Winter can be.

It is pretty to look at.

So cold

Keeping busy

I like to read.

So I get my books

from the Library.

After awhile my eyes

get tired.

Television is boring.

I watch the news

but after that

I shut it off.

I'm not into court shows,

talk shows

or soap operas.

So other than that,

I only watch TV early

morning and at night.

So what happens.

I begin to yawn,

yep and I fall asleep.

Yes from boredom.

I get 8 hours of sleep

every night.

So why else

am I sleeping?

Time for a nap

What to do?

Well I guess once I

find a job!


I will be less bored.

Sure I love writing

on hubpages

and reading,

and keeping a

clean house

and fresh laundry.

But honestly,

this cold, harsh


Is giving me the

Winter Blues

and Boredom.

Can you relate?


How do you keep from getting bored?

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      Lisa VanVorst 3 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you for reading Peggy. This was an old hub. I have been working as the Director of Recreation in a nursing home since May. I love my job and what I do. I look forward to reading more of your hubs as well.

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I did not vote because I use several of those methods to keep from boredom. As JamaGenee mentioned, the outside is also often shunned when temperatures are sizzling. We try and get out outside activities whether it is work or fun accomplished during moderate temperatures. Hope you find work soon!

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      Lisa VanVorst 3 years ago from New Jersey

      Jama thank you for stopping by to read. I actually welcome fall. I love the cool breeze, the ability to turn off the air conditioners and the smells of Autumn. I am not a big fan of Summer, especially when the temperature goes above 80 and the humidity is high.

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      Joanna McKenna 3 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      Most people probably don't realize there's such a thing as the Summer Blues. That's when the mercury hovers at 105 or 110 during the day and never gets below 90 at night, when it's as dangerous to be out for more than a few minutes as it is to be out in sub-zero temps. But the effects of summer cabin fever are much the same as what you describe here about the winter variety, except that we look forward to the first cool breezes of fall rather than the first warm stirrings of spring! ;D

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      Lisa VanVorst 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Yes Spring will be a beautiful change. Thank you for visiting my hub.

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      kerlund74 4 years ago from Sweden

      I am there right now. Longing for spring and happier days. Here in Sweden it will be in two months...

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      Lisa VanVorst 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Me too, however I can't wait till Spring. Here in New Jersey almost everyday it is snowing.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Winter can be most depressing or boring I make sure to keep busy