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Old 14th September 2017, 21:37
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Default What's your plan for getting through winter

Winter when SAD strikes, and can't get out so much, and the short evenings.
I think I'm going to take a vit D supplement as one thing.
And might get a puzzle book or something.
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Old 14th September 2017, 21:45
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Hibernate.
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Old 14th September 2017, 21:46
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^ Same. Don't close the cave door without me!
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Old 14th September 2017, 21:50
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Old 14th September 2017, 22:05
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Mittens, dufflecoat and woolly hat. Roasted pumpkin and Stilton pie, mulled wine and coffee in front of a crackling log fire, sledging and snowball fights with all my friends, and most of all thanking God that it's not f**king summer.
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Old 14th September 2017, 22:08
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Pea coat and a good scarf. Thems essentials imo. Maybe some gloves though I tend to lose them quickly!
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Old 14th September 2017, 22:55
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Winter?

I only wear a hoody for maybe 1 week a year, I don't know what your all talking about!
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Old 14th September 2017, 22:59
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I plan to thrust lightbringer through the Night King's throat.
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Old 15th September 2017, 00:08
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I dont find it so hard up until Christmas but the January until March period really depresses me. I might start knitting or find something I actually like on Netflix. I need some soup!
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Old 15th September 2017, 00:15
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^ same here, I find the start of the year absolutely brutal and am dreading it already.
I usually sleep loads but that just makes me more depressed so am going to try and avoid doing that this winter, (far easier said than done, I expect), so I shall be employing SAD light, vitamin D capsules, Prozac and kitten therapy to get me through it.
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Old 15th September 2017, 07:48
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Winter can be beautiful. I like the feeling of being snug in bed with a blanket or 8. My angry cat decides to grace us with her prickly presence in the winter. She gets nicer because she wants a warm lap to curl up into. That's the thing I most look forward to.

Winter clothes are better than summe clothes too and I'm looking forward to wearing short skirts and thick tights. Oh and getting out my red duffle coat.

The only problem is that I feel the cold and my nose goes red and my hands and feet go various shades of blue and purple. Also I get chilblains on my fingers if I'm not careful.

There also the vast array of yummy, hot winter drinks - Nutella hot chocolate or pumpkin latte anyone? Apple and cinnamon tea!

There are so many things that I love about Autumn and Winter They aren't gonna get me down
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Old 15th September 2017, 13:17
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I think my SAD seems to kick in quite early,
I've already noticed quite a drop in my mood over the last few weeks with the change,
I have a SAD light, but there's some kind of avoidance of using it as it's accepting there's a problem I can't somehow bolster my way out of... gah,..

it makes sense to have a plan, rather than sleep-walking into another deeper depression.
I plan to exercise a lot more and get out and face as much sun as I can manage,
along with healthy eating,.. I hope to avoid the worst of depression as it's already got a grip,

I agree winter is good for less exposure (in an SA sense) and for warm snuggly nights,
but otherwise, it pretty much sucks.
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Old 15th September 2017, 18:47
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Lots of layers I should imagine,I really don't like the cold. Healthy diet,vitamin C. Probably stay indoors most of the time if I can help it.
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Old 15th September 2017, 19:16
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I really don't like the colder grey dismal days and the darker evenings at all. Lack of sunlight has a definite negative effect on my mood and I just feel like curling up under the duvet and eating lots of unhealthy food. September time and the shops are already full of Christmas paraphernalia - how depressing! The run up to the Christmas season and the New Year is by far the worst time of year, and even more so for those who have lost loved ones. My spirit always lifts at the first sign of Spring when the daffodils start to appear. The only little bit of positivity I can muster up about Winter is that I can wear more clothes and hide beneath a hood and therefore feel slightly less self conscious about my appearance.

I love the warm (not too humid) Summer days when I can potter around in the garden and take long countryside walks. So until the better weather comes a round again, I'm going to go into hibernation mode.
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Old 17th September 2017, 10:38
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I'd forgotten about this! Didn't think anyone had replied. I find the same as you Muggins, although for me alike Fungus and Kooky it's Jan-Mar, the hardest months.
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Old 17th September 2017, 10:56
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i love october - december, i feel much more like myself in winter clothes, much more at ease in a jumper & coat. winter walks, hot chocolate etc
i feel like childrens excitment of christmas starts filling the air in october & christmas is my favourite time along with bonfire night. cant wait
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Old 17th September 2017, 16:49
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From now until the end of December has to be my favourite time of the year. People seem to start to be a bit friendlier. Going out and about in the cold seems to generate empathy between folk who are all enduring the same conditions! There's a sort of 'warmth' about the end of a year that I really enjoy. I positively hate January/February though. Instead of thinking 'great! Let's see what this new year will bring' I always think ' oh great :-( Another 365 days of life to battle through.' It passes, slowly, and by Spring time I'm a lot happier! So, the Autumn months- Sept, Oct,Nov and one winter month,Dec are my absolute favourites. The two remaining winter months I could happily hibernate through!
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Old 17th September 2017, 23:55
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Stock up on beans, put up christmas decorations, burn some hippies in the fireplace, paint arcane symbols on the door to keep the monsters away. The usual.
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Old 18th September 2017, 00:37
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Carrots for snowmen noses, sticks for snowmen arms, stones for snowmen buttons and eyes snow... for snowmen. And for snowballs. And for snow! And that's how I will get through my winter
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Old 18th September 2017, 01:44
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Curl up on the settee and hide from the world and pretend like it doesn't exist.
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Old 18th September 2017, 15:03
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Keep as busy as possible
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Old 18th September 2017, 20:30
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Joining a gym, getting an unlimited cinema pass and vodka :P
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Old 19th September 2017, 00:25
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Lot's of blankets and Netflix.
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Old 20th September 2017, 00:53
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feelin sorry for myself and eating and drinking a lot, probably.
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Old 20th September 2017, 01:12
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Hiding from the white walkers
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Old 20th September 2017, 16:01
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It's not the dark evenings that bother me… It's the dark mornings that do. I hate waking up when it still feels like the middle of the night. I does affect me to the point I have headaches many mornings, regardless of how early I've gone to bed. It never used to really bother me as a child or even a teen. It's only really upwards of my mid-twenties where I've really suffered with 'grogginess' during winter mornings.

Also, the cold and the damp also triggers my arthritis so I tend to wear thicker clothes to limit the worst of the effects. I suspect I'll be starting to wear thicker socks and vests/t-shits under my top/shirt again over the coming weeks. Unless it's a particularly mild or bright day, that will remain the case right through until at least mid/end of February.

I don't actually mind going out (if I'm in the mood), but the crowds that usually build up on the run-up to Christmas irritate me. General grocery shopping will be done as early as possible during the day (i.e – well before 10am)

I'll probably discuss Christmas nearer the time but to me, 25th December is just 'another day' – except more alcohol is involved. There's no parties, no friends, no invites, no nothing… The same goes for a few days either side.
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Old 20th September 2017, 23:12
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I will moan about winter. ALOT. most days until it goes away.
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Old 21st September 2017, 01:26
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^ that's very British of you, haha!

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Hiding from the white walkers
A weapon of Valyrian steel would serve you better!
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Old 21st September 2017, 02:52
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A weapon of Valyrian steel would serve you better!
Dark Sister for you?
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Old 21st September 2017, 10:09
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^ well sure if it can be found, and if turns out to be a Mace instead of another sworrrd, which it definitely is a sworrrd. A Valyrian Mace named Mason or Maisie would suit me better I think
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