Don’t fall prey to the ‘late fall blahs’
From late autumn to the beginning of winter, this is one of the most emotional times of the year.
daylight is getting shorter, colder temperatures, nasty wet and windy weather, fallen decaying leaves stuck to wet sidewalks, bare spooky-looking trees reaching for the northern sky.
there is frost and some snow, but not enough to make it a winter wonderland.
al of this makes it a boring, discouraging and unfriendly time of year, especially in Northeastern ontario’s quiet and still somewhat laid-back communities, including timmins, where ther are days fill with dullness, sadness and worries in this already stressful world we’re living in.
in this time of year, some people will fall prey to the “late fall blahs” (though not as serious as the “winter blues”).
the blahs do not affect everyone but it does affect different people in different ways.
People start to feel tired and lazy, don’t want to get out of bed or leave the house and tend to be by themselves.
Some have little or no willpower nor energy — letting themselves get down and slumping into unhappiness.
all of these are signs “the blahs” are creeping onto you.
No need to let that happen. there are several self-help things that cost nothing or very little which people can do for themselves to avoid or to get rid of these annoying blahs.
For example, get out of the house as much as possible. do some mingling, visiting or volunteering. tim hortons and other places are ideal meeting places. do some store browsing; take a long timmins city bus ride, things like that.
there are several things people can do at home that will help make you feel better and happier.
take de-stressor breaks from your computers and iPhones; freshen up and re-arrange your home by redeploying some accessories, using colourful table cloths, tableware, curtains, etc. re-arrange some furniture; get a hold of some house plants.
also some personal grooming for a neat appearance and changing in different clothing will have a most positive effect on a person, giving them a happy and proud feeling.
don’t keep all your nice clothing for a special day. life is short as it is, so make every day a special day and don’t even give these silly blahs a chance to sneak up on you.