More Snow Can Give People The Winter Blues

Our calendars may say that it’s spring time but the weather tells a different story.

When winters stretch into spring months, people can get the winter blues.

But there are ways to combat that feeling.

Just when the temperatures start to warm up and we begin to feel spring in the air, the forecast calls for another winter storm.

“I was just saying I am no longer cool with snow this year,” said Brittany Satra.

According to a clinical psychologist, getting more snow at this time of year isn’t so bad.

“There’s finally light at the end of tunnel. There’s light at the end of the day,” said Dr. Stephan Podrygula, Clincial Psychologist.

“It’ll get here eventually. Just be patient,” said Linda Marsch.

But if you’re like me and just want to have spring weather but instead is getting snow there are things you can do to make sure you don’t get the winter blues.

“I’m not liking it all. I just want spring to be here,” said Tina Curtis.

“Make sure you get enough sleep, eat reasonably well, avoid junk food, stay physically active,” said Podrygula.

Podrygula says that it’s also important to be engaged with other people and have a positive mindset.

“I think if we focus on that – if we start making plans, look at our calendars, that really can make a significant difference now because we’re so close to the end of winter,” said Podrygula.

“I’m ready for summer,” said Shaila Smith.

So even though more snow is headed our way.

“If you see an extra inch of snow like Amber and Tom are predicting you can think of it as it’s going to make the grass greener in 2 months or the flowers bloom earlier and bloom more vibrantly,” said Podrygula.

Just remember – spring could be right around the corner.

“I think everyone’s ready for summer,” said Satra.

Podrygula says the worst time for winter blues is during December and January when it’s cold and the days are short.

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