i really haven’t been myself these past few months, or, ever since it looked like the above gloomy picture outside. i usually embrace winter and happily hunker down with a pile of favorite classic movies, or a good book. i do my spring cleaning and organizing in january, while it’s miserable out, and live for new soup recipes and hot toddies.
this winter, i just can’t get into it. i can’t seem to stay physically well, i can’t follow through with projects, and i’m not consistent with my exercise.
the main difference ~ and this is a big one ~ is that a few scant months ago, i had found a wonderful life in running. i had been running for a little under 6 months, and found it to be a depression CRUSHER. and it had to be the “running outside” kind of running. i still run on a treadmill, but it doesn’t give me the boost in serotonin i’m so in desperate need of.
now, i know avid runners run in all kinds of weather; my high school friend lives in minneapolis and she runs in feet of snow and waaaaay sub zero temps! so why shouldn’t i get out there and do it too!
i’m just so afraid it’ll mess with my singing voice. but honestly, NOT running is messing with my voice! i can’t bring myself to practice. so why not just get out there and do something about it!
the other option is yoga. spending the winter in a warm, healing yoga studio sounds pretty great to me. i just need to do it. tomorrow. asap.
it’s so hard to bring yourself out of a funk, isn’t it? can anyone relate?