I really don’t know how I feel about these dark evenings drawing it at just gone 4’o clock; I know it’s the same every year but this one just seems way more dull, gloomy and all around depressing. Does anyone else feel this way?
For me it takes the relaxing out of a lazy day, here’s why:
- you wake up at eleven, make a breakfast of your choice, slowly get ready whilst watching 10 videos online so you’re ready at 2pm.
It’s then 2 hours until it’s dark and it feels like you’ve wasted the day and the world is closing in on you. Okay, that was slightly dramatic but it’s not a nice feeling, it’s like ‘oh hey, the day’s over now, time to get pyjama’s on’. This then leads to you struggling to sleep as you haven’t been active enough during the day.
As easy as it would be to sit and wallow in the sadness that the days are drawing it, it’s not a healthy thing to do. I’m never going to enjoy the time of year where it’s like this, however, I can do things to make it more bearable for myself, here’s a few…
FACETIME FRIENDS TO AVOID YOU GETTING LONELY
This always perks me up, you’ll end up chatting away about everything/anything and laughing away. In no time you’ll forget about ‘the sad feeling’.
I also enjoy sending video’s to my friends on Instagram, it’s just a more fun/enthusiastic way to go about messaging. It allows me to be a little bit sillier which hopefully gives the video a more of an ‘upbeat’ tone, hopefully maybe making the person I’ve sent it to laugh.
GET YOURSELF EXCITED FOR CHRISTMAS
Christmas and the potential of a ‘snow day’ may be the only good things about this time of year, you’ve got to agree, right?
I like to get myself excited for Christmas at the end of November by starting to watch old Vlogmass’, look up Christmas related items, write wishlists and start my browsing for others.
It reminds me that this time of year doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom, lol.
TRYING TO HAVE A MOORE LAID-BACK ATTITUDE
Emphasis on the ‘try’ as it’s not an easy thing to do.
I personally find I get stressed easier this time of year as my attitude is already slightly less positive so my mind goes ‘AHHHH I CAN’T DO THIS’ a lot sooner. I’ve been trying to care a little less, that sounds really bad saying it like that but caring less about the silly things that don’t actually matter should make me happier.
I wish I had a longer list of tips than this, I really do, I’d love if you could also share what you do.
What do you do to deal with the darker evenings?
Have you read last weeks posts where I talk about my CURRENT ASOS WISHLIST