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Old 06-29-2007, 03:11 AM
 
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How do you guys feel when you cant go outside because of the snow or cold? Does anyone deal with depression in the winter with very few sunny days? For me, I seem to perk up with the clouds, the rain and cooler temps. I cherish those days, because they are so far and few. The heat here really gets to me. I suffer from panic disorder and anxiety attacks, for 20 years now. The heat makes the panic attacks come out in a huge way. I pretty much avoid going out in the summer. 90 degree or higher days and 80 degree nights are not enjoyable for me at all. That is one of many reasons I picked New England (Vermont) to move to. The weather. I know everyone has said how cold it is, and it will take some getting used to. To me, I am looking forward to the challenge. But I was just curious if anyone felt about the cold and snow as I do about the heat.
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Old 06-29-2007, 04:26 AM
 
Location: Tolland County- Northeastern CT
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After living in New England since I was 6 years old- I feel weather can certainly affect your mood here.. The worse time for me is after the leaves have shed their leaves in early November; cloudy dark chilly foreboding days with rain can make one feel very melancholy or depressed. This is approaching the darkest part of the year with early sunsets and a low sun angle. These type of days are fortunately inter spaced with milder sunny weather. But a cloudy chilly November day seems worse for me on a Monday or Friday. The festivity of the holidays however brightens one mood during this period.

Snowy, cold, cloudy days in January and February can also play on ones emotional senses. In southern New England these type of days are less in number then Vermont. Cold sunny weather is not a problem for me.

Late winter and early spring (the mud season) can also be depressing if its chilly, overcast and rainy.
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Old 06-29-2007, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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We don't see much sun in the winter up here in Northern Vermont. It's usually cloudy & gray. I really start to feel down come March when I'm ready for winter to be over. This is always remedied by a trip to Florida LOL.
But getting out and doing things such as skiing, sliding, snowshoeing, etc. always helps.
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Old 06-29-2007, 01:07 PM
 
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Do you could guys have any tanning salons (for theraputic purposes) that are available to use to help with the lack of sun? We have them everywhere, which I find ironic, since we have sunshine all the time here... Haha, we have more fake tans, fake b**bs, fake people out here in the land of sunshine. Calif is good for one thing, you do see some very interesting people!!. I am never sure weather to laugh or just feel sorry for them.
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Old 06-29-2007, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Tolland County- Northeastern CT
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Do you could guys have any tanning salons (for theraputic purposes) that are available to use to help with the lack of sun? We have them everywhere, which I find ironic, since we have sunshine all the time here... Haha, we have more fake tans, fake b**bs, fake people out here in the land of sunshine. Calif is good for one thing, you do see some very interesting people!!. I am never sure weather to laugh or just feel sorry for them.
oh yes tanning beds are everywhere in New England- you might also consider a trip to southern climes in mid winter for a week for rest and recuperation.
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Old 06-29-2007, 10:40 PM
 
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oh yes tanning beds are everywhere in New England- you might also consider a trip to southern climes in mid winter for a week for rest and recuperation.
I think I'll take the trip down south. I used to be a tann-aholic (lol) and now my skin is paying the price. Lots of wrinkly people out here, but then there are LOTS of plastic surgeons to repair the damage.
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