doldrums- (noun) 1. a state of inactivity or stagnation, as in business or art.
2. a dull, listless, depresesed mood; low spirits.
synonyms - depression, gloom, melancholy, dejection
Ugh. Can someone please wake me when it's spring? I think I am suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder. Day after day of dreary gray skies and cold temperatures are starting to bring me down. My brain seems to have slowed down a lot. I'm even more scattered than usual (hard to believe but true). I can't focus. It takes me hours to write one sentence. My normal dithering is getting out of control. I'm having trouble getting going in the morning. Should I wash my hair? What shampoo should I use? Should I have coffee or tea? What should I wear? This or that? By the time I'm ready to start my day it's dinnertime already.
My sense of humor is suffering lately. Stuff that would normally amuse me just makes me shrug. I'll think, "that's funny," but I won't laugh. I don't cackle to myself with evil glee anymore when I write my posts. I'm not depressed so much as I just feel very Blah.
I know I should try to get outside more and I know exercising would help. Last night I ran up and down the stairs about twenty times and it improved my mood for a little bit, but what I would really like to do is hibernate. Anybody else out there feeling the same? What do you reccommend? Besides serious drugs that is. I'll be seeing my shrink next week. What I mean is do you have any tricks to shake yourselves out of the winter doldrums?