Do you get the winter blues? This week on the Romance Writers blog hop, Leslie Hachtel asks:
The doldrums of winter seem to set in for me about now. What are your secrets for feeling better?
Living in Northern BC, the winter doldrums are very real. At the winter solstice, the sun rises around 8:30am and sets around 3:50pm, giving us less than 7.5 hours of sunlight. And that’s if it's not overcast. Then the day seems much darker and shorter. But now, more than a month after that shortest day of the year, we are already noticing a difference. We no longer drive to and from work in the pitch black. This, more than almost anything, helps to ease the winter blues.
We actually get quite a bit of sunshine throughout the winter. Clear skies make for colder days, but I’ll take crisp blue over gloomy grey anytime. When it is sunny, we do our best to get outside and soak into some Vitamin D. That really does help beat the blues.
Having something to look forward to is another way to survive winter, and I am definitely looking forward to a week in Mexico this February! It’s been a number of years since we’ve had a tropical vacation, and I can’t wait to dig my toes into the sand and sip a Pina Colada!
Keeping busy is another way to make the days of winter pass. We like to do puzzles, so starting in December the dining room table is taken over. I think we’re on puzzle number 8 right now. It will probably be the last though, as we’ve made it through the worst months now.
Do you get the winter blues? If so, how do you beat them? I’d love to hear from you, then be sure to hop over to Jenna Da Sie. She lives in California now, so I am interested to know whether winter doldums are even a thing in the Golden State!
ALLEGRO COURT NEWS:
I hit Publish on the ebook of Allegro Court on Sunday and it is now available for Pre-Order! It can take a few days to get onto all sites, so if you don't see it yet, give it a little more time.
So excited to introduce Mattie and Marcus to the world!