anxiety, Seasonal

The Problem with Winter Isolation

I’ve got a running theme about being alone and getting out of the house, lately, and this post will be no different. When I was explaining to Shane my ideas for the last post, he reminded me of this video where the guy stayed in his apartment with absolutely zero human contact. It’s called The Loneliness Project, and it’s actually a “campaign to end loneliness” about giving older people friendship and helping them to not feel isolated. If you haven’t seen it, you should. It’s very eye-opening and a bit shocking, and honestly, it feels a bit extreme. I mean, who honestly stays in their house with no contact with the outside world; not even a cell phone?

Truthfully, a lot of people. Whether they don’t have a phone, or are just not looking at theirs, it can get so so easy to let yourself start hiding, and then not want to come out of it. Especially for those who suffer from anxiety and depression. It’s not that you want to feel isolated; you just can’t physically make yourself get out of bed, much less out of the house. Continue reading “The Problem with Winter Isolation”

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10 Ways to Enjoy Winter Even After the Holidays are Over

Now that the holidays are over, it’s easy to get in a rut or feel overwhelmed by seasonal depression. Between not getting off work until after the sun has already gone down, and it being too cold to enjoy time outside, winter can take its toll on your physical and mental health.

If you live in the south, you know that summer lasts more than half the year, especially here in Texas, so when those of us who hate the heat get actual winter weather, we want to be able to enjoy them. So, whether you need to get out of your rut or you want to make the most of the cold while we have it, here are some ideas for you.

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