Mental Health Monday: Mid-Winter Urges

Oceans-ApartDo you get cabin fever in the middle of the winter? Even in the South, where we have plenty of mild winter weather, I still get antsy every year when February rolls around. Most years I make it until March before heading to the beach, and this year I might not make it at all this spring, since we’ve got a trip to Paris planned for May. I was just there in November, but I think it’s in my soul.

What can we do to ease the longing? I thought about reading a “beach read” type book next… like one set in a coastal area. But I’m already reading two books at once (my usual) and neither is set on a beach. One is in Africa and one in New Orleans… maybe the NOLA book will help.

My friend Charli who lives in Seattle suggested I get one of those natural light lamps to ease the pain when I’m feeling extremely SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) but I don’t think it’s that bad here, but if I lived in Seattle, I’d definitely have one.

Maybe I need to find a beach movie to watch soon. But most of them are from the ’50s and ’60s and just wouldn’t transport me to my modern-day beach dreams.

I think the solution is to just buckle down and get lots of work done. Here goes….

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