This is a follow up post to a previous post, Why Some People Hate Me, and Why I’m OK With It!
I’m here to talk to you today about another reason why you might experience some negative vibes from other folks. If you live in any area of the world that gets snowy and cold weather for a couple months or more, you’ve probably experienced it. It’s called wintertime stress.
The winter months can be stressful on people. They don’t get outside much due to the cold. And when they can get outside, they’re so bundled up, hardly any sunlight touches their skin. Top that off with the fact that the total amount of hours that we get to enjoy any sunlight is severely limited (thanks rotating earth axis!).
Most people can deal with this for the first few weeks, or even a couple of months. But after a while it begins to take a mental toll on just about everyone.
In extreme cases, some folks are even diagnosed with something called S.A.D – Seasonally Affected Disorder. S.A.D. a form of seasonal depression that is caused by limited exposure to natural sunlight.
[editor’s note -taking a daily Vitamin D supplement and exposing yourself to a full spectrum light every day during the winter could be very helpful if you suffer from S.A.D – Colin]
As the mental toll keeps accumulating, people can start to get grumpy, and often times you end up taking the brunt of it.
What Can You Do?
Do what I do, hide out at home for a while, away from all the stressed out folks. I watch funny TV shows to make me laugh. I surf the internet for funny news, hilarious videos, and jokes. I read jokes in magazines and also my joke books.
If you do need to head out of the protective shelter of your home. Try to arrange it so that you can at least hang around some funny, positive people while your out. Trust me, it’ll make a huge difference.
It’s Almost Over
For those of you that live in the Northern Hemisphere of planet earth. There is hope. Winter will be winding down soon. It won’t be long now. You just need to hang in there a bit longer.