Ways to combat winter blues

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Yesterday when I walked down to the shops to get something to eat I suddenly realized that all the trees have lost their leaves. That, together with some incredibly grey and dense low clouds mad me feel very depressed. I do like autumn and I don't mind rain and fog and storm, but as soon as the huge grey clouds cover the sky nothing seems to happen anymore. It's just dead boring. I really wonder what can be done to avoid getting dragged down by the weather.

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2 episodes of Prison Break & a nice bottle of wine bought at the Wine Messe last week ... Bring the snow on, I don't mind!! :D

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A trip to the Therme Erding is always nice - sit in the sauna, take a dip in heated pools, have a cocktail at the swim-up bar. The only downfall is that loads of people have the same idea so it gets a little crowded.

 

*Edit - Ah, sorry I just noticed you're in Frankfurt. The Therme Erding only works for Munich people unless you're up for a road trip. Perhaps there's something similar in your area?

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Easy, don't be so emo.

 

PS. Maybe you are too sensitive and special and stuff :ph34r:

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A trip to the Therme Erding is always nice - sit in the sauna, take a dip in heated pools, have a cocktail at the swim-up bar. The only downfall is that loads of people have the same idea so it gets a little crowded.

These kinda things are there at some small towns/villages too. I went to one yesterday at a small town called 'Neuendettelsauf' (near Nuremberg), as I was f***ing bored, after weeks of travelling around in sunny places like Bangalore and Dubai. If you take a vacation to some sunny place for a couple of weeks and get back later, its even more depressing. But anyways, vacation is always good.

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Spend hours in your kitchen making candy (fudge, peanut brittle, pralines), then crash out on the couch (or luxurious pillows on the floor) with a glass of wine and a plate of salt crackers because after sweating over a hot stove surrounded by sugar and chocolate fumes the last thing you want is a sweet snack. Read a good, thick book or watch episode after episode of your favorite series.

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I love grey skies and darkness. It is the annoying sunshine of summer that gets me down.

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If you can't beat the blues, join em. Excellent conditions for listening to sad songs…here’s a few to enhance that melancholy:

 

Chet Baker & Gerry Mulligan’s rendition of ‘Moonlight in Vermont’

Natalie Merchant’s ‘Frozen Charlotte’

Jeff Buckley 'Hallelujah'

Most songs by the Cranberries

Eagles ‘I Can’t Tell You Why’

Emmylou Harris & Gram Parsons ‘ Love Hurts’

Iron & Wine ‘Naked as We Came’

Flight of the Conchords ‘Business Time’ (intermission music)

Miles Davis or Janis Joplin ‘Summertime’

Radiohead 'No Surprises' or ‘Nude’

Bruce Springsteen 'The River'

Al Green, Sam Cooke, Billie Holiday, Patsy Cline

 

So many sad songs and not enough sad weather days (unless you live in Dresden) :(

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Thanks everyone, your comments are very much appreciated.

I am a bit jealous of you guys in Munich. You have the best parties, and you seem to get some snow in Winter.

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We have a winter garden, south facing 40 Sq meters with a small wood oven ,the winter can come :D

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Take some cod liver oil. Experts say the extra Vitamin D helps combat seasonal affect disorder.

 

I've been taking it myself, and I put its efficacy down to helping you realize there's something worse than lack of sunshine!

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