I hate to admit that I have an issue with a climate change, but, alas, I do. When the colder, shorter days arrive, I have to continually resist the desire to hibernate. I don’t want to get up out of my warm, cozy bed and have to put on my gym clothes!?! DARN IT!!!! How many times can I hit the snooze button and still be able to accomplish what I need to before my work day begins? It doesn’t help that my 3-1/2 year old Cairn terrier companion, Gracie looks sleepily up at me as I peel myself out of bed with her big brown puppy eyes and then promptly settles back into her blanket cocoon without a modicum of sympathy!! Who says, dogs are man’s best friend!?
As with anything, there are pros and cons to a climate change. Being the eternal optimist, I prefer to focus on the pros and don’t let my mind dwell on the negatives.
1. Catch up on reading
2. Get caught up on administrative tasks/chores
3. Watch movies
4. More time to cuddle
5. Comfort food!
6. Whether giving or receiving a massage – I imagine that I am somewhere warm and tropical
7. Savor red wine (which pairs perfectly with #5!)
8. Play board games
9. Stronger inclination to cook/bake
10. Barley Wine season
11. Crab season
12. Sauna/hot tub weather
In reference to # 6 above, a great article on the health benefits of massage for therapists and clients: http://www.edgeonthenet.com/index.php?ch=columnists&sc=kilianmelloy&sc2=&sc3=&id=132256
While I don’t suffer from SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder, here is a great article on that topic, if you are interested:
Another interesting article on weather and your health: