Sunday, January 27, 2008

January Blues

I really don't see anything beneficial about the month of January and frankly, I'm happy it's almost over. Hallelujah!

I admit that I've succumbed to the January Blues. I long to see the green grass. I long to drive down our mountain and not have to worry about sliding on ice. I long to see blue skies, full trees and flowers in bloom. I miss flitting and twirling around a large grassy hill while singing the theme song to the 'Sound of Music'. What? You don't do that?

Ahem.

I read an article that claims that January 24 is the most depressing day of the year. There is actually a formula that is used to determine this day's depressing-ness. Here is the article:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4187183.stm

Since this is the most depressing time of the year - I decided to read about some ideas to combat the Winter blues. Here are some of the ideas that others have suggested:
  • Plan a fun event or party to spice things up a bit
  • Exercise (of course)
  • Join a club
  • Socialize with friends and family
  • Get a spa treatment such as a facial or pedicure
  • Start a blog! (that's my own idea, actually)
  • Make fun of your husband (another idea of my own but it always provides a little glimmer of joy each time I do it)
  • Go to Bryce, Zions, or Grand Canyon (wow, I'm full of great ideas)

So - do any of you have any fun plans or ideas to combat the blues? What do you do to feel better? Please share!

1 comment:

Elora said...

To get rid of the blues....hmm. Besides tormenting Connor and driving you all crazy? Well Sketching helps, even if isn't very good it's still something to do.