Fack These Winter Blues

By: Hogga

winterJanuary and February just eat away at my soul. I try so hard not to get the winter blues, but all I can think about is how much I miss Mr.Sunshine (or Mrs for those feminists reading).

So how do I get rid of this awful feeling? I guess I don’t. It’s just something I’ve learned to live with. In the future I hope to never be in Canada during these months and be somewhere (ANYWHERE) warmer than here. Holidays to Goa or Central America are in order. I want to feel the sun on my pale, pasty skin.

But it’s not just the winter that makes these months so depressing. Accoording to numerous sources, January 16th is actually the saddest day of the year. Which sucks, but it’s good to know I’m not alone in this.

Scientists say that January 16th is the saddest day because of the post Christmas blues. People are trying to cope with the awful weather, unpaid debt from the holidays (payday for many is still two weeks away) and failed New Year’s resolutions.


Taking vitamin D and getting outside help, but don’t cure the moopyness in my strut. Especially if some days are so cold or windy, the last thing anyone wants to do is go outside. I believe greatly in exercise as a cure for all kinds of blues, I’m addicted to releasing endorphins and other happy chemicals, but I’ve recently pulled my back and my Chiropractor says I’m only allowed to walk. I get a semi sweat going, but not even close to burning off stress and those Christmas drinks & turkey.

How do you deal with this HORRENDOUS time of year?

Written by Ross French