Living up North in the Winter

United States
January 2, 2011 11:31am CST
When I use to live up North, I would find myself very depressed during the winter months. It would be so gloomy and when the sun did shine, it was to cold to enjoy any outdoor activity. I use to get what is called "cabin fever". Winter's were so long. I live in the south now and I haven't experienced this for the last four years I have been down here. Just wanted to know if anyone else experienced this, living in the North? And if not how do you get through the winter with out experiencing depression and cabin fever living up North?
6 responses
@maximax8 (28271)
• United Kingdom
2 Jan 11
I live in England and it is a temperate country in Europe. I love the summer and we have that from June to August. I really like spring and that runs from March to May. September can be a pleasant month because it is the start of autumn. I don't like the weather after that. Winter is a miserable season and it can be really depressing. I love the long days and the light evenings of the warm summer months. I hate the cold days and the dark nights of winter. When I traveled to South Africa I did it in my winter to get their summer. In 2010 I wasn't interested in going to Canada during the winter. I went in the summer to Canada and had a wonderful time. Back in 2000 I traveled in the British summer holidays to Western Australia where it was winter. I find it challenging to get through the winter and by February I get a buzz of happiness knowing the next month is the beginning of spring. My birthday is in the summer in my home country. My children were born in April, May and June so they are summer and spring born. Sometimes I am lucky enough to go on a trip overseas in the winter months like I did in 2009.
• United States
2 Jan 11
Wow, I wish I could travel to warmer places in the winter when I lived up North. That would really remove any depression and "cabin fever" that I felt in the winter. I also love the summer weather that is why I moved more south to experience more warm days threw out the year. I now see about two to three months of cold weather and the cold isn't any comparison to what I experienced in the North. I now enjoy the winters that are sometimes 40-50 degrees instead of in the teens and twenties. Today it is 65 degrees out. I really enjoyed your response. Have a good day:)
• United States
2 Jan 11
I felt this wAy when I moved from Miami to my. I could not get happy at all duringthe winter. It is so cold outside that I stay in side. I find online stuff to do to keeps busy.
• United States
2 Jan 11
Oh my, that must of been a shocker to your body. From a warm state "Miami" to a bitter cold state "NY". brrrrr. I got the cold chills just thinking of the weather in NY, maybe that is because that is where I came from. I hope you stay warm up there. and yes online stuff sure does keep me busy too. Have a good day:)
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
3 Jan 11
For me it is good if you are secure in that place to be in happy living always pray to Jehovah God for the guidance.
@alone33 (80)
• Indonesia
3 Jan 11
I have never or have not experienced anything like it, but my advice if we are in a different area with the climate in our region, we should be able to adjust to it. because if we can not customize it, we probably can not accept the situation there.
@2004cqui (2823)
• United States
2 Jan 11
Travel, travel, travel. In my younger years I went on ski trips. Now we take a winter break. This last one was spent in Key Largo. By march we start planning on opening up the summer place. The secret is to do things.
@dogsnme (1266)
• United States
2 Jan 11
I've lived in Tennessee all my life and I get cabin fever sometimes during the winter. I don't know if it's colder up north than it is here but it's still too cold for my taste. I can tolerate the cold better than I use to but I prefer warm weather. I'm not as much of an outdoor person as some people are but one reason I like the warm weather more is because in the spring and summer I like having my windows open so the fresh air can come in. That's one reason I get cabin fever in the winter. But, occasionally if the temps get into the 50s I'll turn off the heat and open the windows for awhile. I've heard about how the shorter days in the winter actually have a psychological effect on many people due to less sun light. Add to that the dim light from cold, dreary, rainy and snowy days and it can get downright depressing sometimes.