Does anyone checking the attendance of bloggers around? I sure should have a couple of days absences recorded. My workload is stressing me out now that the term is almost at it’s end. Aside from this, the varying weather temperature is also making me tired from the time I wake up in the morning till I come home from work. Double brrr! It’ll be Christmas holidays in three weeks but I feel like I can’t wait that long. Still dark when I go out for work and already dark coming home from work, lol! Seems like a mountain of coal surrounds me when I’m walking in the streets.
But if I consider which of the two makes me tired, it’s apparently not the workload but the weather. I constantly complain about the weather that’s getting me cold to the bones. I’ve never complained about how warm it is in Davao before but now that I’m living in a cold country and everytime we get there, I complain about it, too. Where exactly should I put myself now, hahaa!
Back to this awful weather, I heard from the radio a couple of days ago that there are many people suffering from winter anxiety or depression. It’s the so called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), probably caused by a lack of sunlight. When I checked myself if I qualified to be called a SAD individual, here’s the result when I pondered each symptom of it:
Feel sad, grumpy, moody or anxious
Of the five words, moody describes best about how I react to being dark and cold.
Lose interest in your usual activities
Yes, I do. Sometimes I can set aside blogging and other things just to muse with something that makes me warm, like laze on the couch and watch films.
Eat more and crave carbohydrate, such as bread and pasta
Now this is hardly imaginable. I eat like a bird during cold and dark days, lol!
Absolutely not happening to me, haha! Any tips on how to gain weight, I’d love to try it!
Sleep more and feel drowsy during the daytime
In my case, I sleep less and feel drowsy the whole day. I told you I’m a night person.
I’m not getting close to having winter depression, although I feel the need to be cautious about the possibility of becoming one. Think about it, Marlene!
wow, thank God I am here and I dont have to see SAD!!! I bet it is really freezing there now huh? how do you manage especially when you are out? really thick jacket would help?
Oh, Farah, this cold weather is making me sick mentally. I have to wear something appropriate for the temperature all the time.
NIck Phillips says
I would love to experience some real cold weather for a change 😀
It’s enough with experience, Nick. And not to be stuck like me, hahaa!
Just like Nick, I would love to experience winter for a change nga naman.
Lucky you ‘coz you’re not gaining weight. My tips on gaining weight? Eat 6-7 or more times a day, kagaya ko, harhar! Looks like I have over-eating disorder naman, 😀
Amor, tama lang yung maka-experience ng kahit isang beses. Siguradong kaya mo yun.
Hah, ganun yun! 6-7 times a day, parang di na ako makararanas ng gutom nito, hahaa!
Naka experience pala ako ng isang beses, without leaving the country huh. Sa Star City doon sa world of ice yata yun. We went there 2003, wala pa si Sean noon. Makapunta nga this year para ma-experience ulit ang ‘winter’ even just for few minutes. 🙂
Happy Birthday! Sana tumama naman ako… haha.
Uy, yun naman ang di ko na-experience, hehee!
Ehehee, may sa psychic ka yata. Oo, tumama ka na. At maraming salamat. 🙂
Naku Mhy, i’m sad I have all the signs and symptoms of SAD. lol!
Sad ba yung maraming business, hehee! Or sad ka kaya sa slow internet connection mo diyan. 🙂
Shanker Bakshi says
When was the last time you visited my blog?…huuuuummmmm it ages since you been there. take a look please.
Uhoo! Shanker, what ages? I commented on your post about your interview with Mr Comment Luv. Hu hu you made me cry, lol!
Super nakakatamad talaga yang weather na ganyan..dito summer na nga pero parang araw-araw ako nakasweater..ang lamig ang labo talaga.
Joy, ganun din pala diyan, hehee! Hayaan mo kapag real winter na dito ay baka siya pang pag-init diyan sa lugar mo.
Michael Aulia says
When the weather is gloomy, I usually spend more time on bed 😀 You probably need to spend more time relaxing
Michael, it’s what exactly what I need. I can hardly wait for the Christmas holidays when I’ll be off from work then. Both bed and relaxing, hehee!