This lovely little phenomenon has happened to me before... It usually happens in January/February when all the holidays are over and everything is just cold, cold, cold. I feel like I want to hibernate and do nothing at all!! In the past, this didn't have such a negative effect on the rest of my life/responsibilities... I would just curl up after undergrad classes and watch some chick flicks and I wouldn't go out with my friends as much. But now I'm in law school, and when I'm not motivated it's a big problem. We have a lot of reading and studying to do... Sometimes as much as 4-6 hours per night. So you can imagine how my lack of motivation can get in the way of this... Not good!!
Although I would love to take credit for this photo, my mother took it. This is in the backyard of the home where I grew up!! :)
Working out helps to some extent, but it doesn't totally solve my problem. A little extra caffeine also seems to make me feel a little less tired, but again, it wears off after a while and I'm stuck feeling lethargic all over again. Basically, the only way I have found to deal with my tired/lazy/unmotivated Winter self is to wait it out, and when it becomes sunny outside again and warms up a bit my attitude and energy level will both improve immensely.
Until then, I suppose I will count on Starbucks and visits to the gym. :)
Does anyone else ever feel this way in the Winter?? Or any other times of the year?? What do you do to get yourself motivated or to make yourself feel less tired and more energized??
Happy Weekend, everyone :)