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Winter's Limitless Blues

Updated on May 9, 2017

Winter's Limitless Blues

With winter upon us the sun, for the most part, is none- existent. Which brings with it what I like to call the Winter Blues. Winter is that time of year where you hardly see the sun and it feels like life is being lived in doom and gloom. During these cold and gloomy months, people's moods dip into sadness. Our moods dip in the winter months because there is not enough natural light to keep our moods elevated. Winter feels limitlessly dark and dreary and nobody likes feeling like that we need the sun to give us the vitamins and minerals that our bodies crave so much also known as vitamin D. The cold weather puts a damper on people’s moods as well because most people don’t like the cold and wetness that the snow brings with it. This is when we realize how vital having vitamin D in our systems is, to keep us going.

Winter feels limitlessly dark and dreary and nobody likes feeling like that we need the sun to give us the vitamins and minerals that our bodies crave so much also known as vitamin D. The cold weather puts a damper on people’s moods as well because most people don’t like the cold and wetness that the snow brings with it. This is when we realize how vital having vitamin D in our systems is, to keep us going.

When it snows, it is usually gloomy outside and wet which can make us sad, and tired because we aren't getting the nutrients that the sun offers. The wetness of the snow is not always the cleanest and nobody likes getting wet with snow. When you go outside and you get wet, it isn’t like going into the water this type of cold is damp and it seeps into your bones. When the cold seeps into your bones, it is very difficult to get warm again and that can cause the winter blues. The winter blues can put people in a foul mood, which in turn makes us get snippy with the people around us even when we don't want to be. I get like that sometimes, I hate being cold, especially after being out in the snow.

The longer there is no sun, during the winter months the more sad people become because the sun brings happiness, with the fact that it is bright and shiny. Have you ever heard of SAD the meaning of the word SAD is a Seasonal affective disorder, which is caused for the most part from the lack of sun, which in turn is because you lack vitamin D. At least I think so, the Definition of SAD is a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons — SAD begins and ends at about the same times every year. If you're like most people with SAD, your symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody.

The limitless blues of winter don't actually start in the winter they start in the fall which can make getting through winter very difficult because dealing with sad is so long. The more gloomy it is outside, the more time you spend indoors which can contribute to sad as well since you aren't getting fresh air as much as you used too. With winter being limitlessly long or at least feeling like it, you spend a limitless amount of time indoors, which can cause you to be moody since you aren’t getting fresh air that can brighten your mood immensely.


Winter Blues
Winter Blues

Winter Blues

Winter lasts a long time, but SAD lasts even longer, which in turn feels as though the winter blues is limitless. People can only do so much indoors before they get bored and want to run for the hills, or a change of scenery to brighten their mood as I like to call it. I have been a victim of the winter blues, I am a sun worshiper, or at least that is what I call it I don't have SAD but when there is no sun around me I do get a bit moody and feel like staying in bed all day. Once Spring and Summer come though SAD disappears and, people are a lot happier. Everyone has a little bit of the winter blues, because the winter lasts so long, and it is so gloomy and after a while, we get annoyed with it. We can only handle gloom for so long before we go crazy, this is the same with bone chilling cold.

How does one get through the winter blues? First of all, do something uplifting like exercise, or go on vacation somewhere warm to get rid of the winter blues. If you have to do something uplifting limitlessly in order to cure the winter blues, then, by all means, do it find something that you enjoy and do it. I am sure it will make you feel much better through the winter.

The Winter blues last for a limitless amount of time which is why most of us either go on vacation or have sun lights in our houses that we use because we need that extra dose of vitamin D just to get us through. If we don't have that, we will have the feeling of the winter blues because it is so dark, and gloomy all the time. Unless there is the sun in the winter we will feel the blues set in, which happens a lot depending on where you live. I say this because if you live somewhere surrounded by lots of trees even though there are no leaves on the trees it can still be quite dark depending on how big the trees are branches and stump wise.

The winter season has a limitless shade of gray to it when it comes which is why some people suffer from winter blues because the colors don't change. Sure there could be the sun here and there but not enough to change our moods because there is just so much gray around. Which can make people feel sluggish and tired because if that is all they see for a limitless amount of time their moods will just be down in the dumps. I have had that over the last year in the winter because there was just so much darkness that I felt as though it would never be light again because there was darkness for days on end.



Do the winter blues got you down?
Do the winter blues got you down?

Don't think of the winter blues just live limitlessly during the winter months

With Winter comes limitless blues, but don't let that stop you from living a full and happy life throughout the winter months. Winter feels limitless but if you don't think of it as something horrible and live as though winter is beautiful the winter blues will not be at the forefront of your mind. Which is something that everyone wants don't they?

Do you think that the winter blues, can be limitless? Let's Discuss

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      Bill Holland 7 months ago from Olympia, WA

      We know all about SAD here in Western Washington. We have, on average, 85 sunny days per year....that's a whole lot of cloudy days, and it really does affect people. Oddly, we lead the nation in sunglasses purchased each year. LOL Go figure!

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      Louise Barraco 7 months ago from Ontario

      Most sunglasses purchased really that made me laugh

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      Larry Rankin 7 months ago from Oklahoma

      Interesting perspective.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 7 months ago from Victoria, Australia

      Wow! That must be so difficult to live through - and it comes around every year. Thank you for the explanation.

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      Rachel L Alba 7 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Louise, I know what you mean about the winter blues. It's like that here in NE PA. Right now during the holidays, there at a lot of things to do and look forward to, but after the New Year holiday is over, then the boredom and blues set in. I like to buy seeds and plant them in my house. Watching them grow always lifts my spirits. I also love to read. Hope you have really nice holidays.

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      Louise Barraco 7 months ago from Ontario

      Thanks for the comments everyone have a great holiday

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      Ann Carr 7 months ago from SW England

      The winter blues can be overwhelming but then a crisp sunny day arrives and our spirits are lifted - that's when I adore wintertime!

      Ann

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      Louise Barraco 7 months ago from Ontario

      I completely agree with you

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      Dianna Mendez 6 months ago

      I remember feeling a little under during winter when I lived in the Midwest. I had a friend who used to sit under a light for a few hours every day to shake the blues. Good thoughts on SAD. Hope you have a wonderful New Years.

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      Louise Barraco 6 months ago from Ontario

      Thank you, I have heard about the artificial sun light trick my sister used it when she was in college, but I myself have never tried it.

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      Paige 6 months ago

      I love the winter but do miss sunshine. I bought a virulux happy light it seems to do the trick !

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      Louise Barraco 6 months ago from Ontario

      I like the look of winter that is it. thanks for the comment Paige

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      Terrie Lynn 3 months ago from Canada

      I suffer from SAD. I am grateful it wasn't as bad this year. Although I am happy it is over. I am considering moving south for part of the winter. Thank you for sharing with others.

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