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Seasonal Depression- What to do in the winter?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Ethreadzny2, Nov 19, 2003.

  1. Ethreadzny2

    Ethreadzny2 Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 29, 2003 Messages: 6,255 Likes Received: 25
    Since winters in the east are a bitch. Painting is not an option. And many nights there is nothing to do to occupy the bordom. So what do you do to keep yourself entertained during the winter? I usually go for a walk, but get bored half way through. anybody else get the winter blues, and how do you overcome it.
  2. Frate_Raper

    Frate_Raper Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 20, 2000 Messages: 7,973 Likes Received: 169
    S.A.D.S is a major issue most just write off but I know from experneice with family and freinds you need to stay on top of your emotions on the later half of the year.I rack alot durring the winter cause it makes me feel good to be bad:) lame I know but it helps,I go to alot more openings and shows etc.I still bench and streak.
  3. Ethreadzny2

    Ethreadzny2 Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 29, 2003 Messages: 6,255 Likes Received: 25
    El Mamerro, some have the luck. I got a sewer infested lake behind my pad. I may have to give it a try. Frate Raper- I hear you man. Its all about keepin up on the emotions, and keeping yourself occupied. My major problem is that I have the attention span of a 4yr old. I need a good set of coloring books for the winter.
  4. ^I really start to dislike that kid...

    Anyway, i shouldnt be complaining either, i definatelly
    cant go on the beach but the winter around here is mild.
    You have to face cold-cold for 10 days per year max and
    the country has the biggest sunshine ratio in europe so
    you can still take walks, paint and pretty much everything.

    What i hate about winter is that i have to wear all that shit
    and by the time i reach a bar i have to fuckin strip my self
    to tshirt and find a place to stash my gear.
  5. ubejinxed

    ubejinxed Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 7,543 Likes Received: 3
    i go to the gym a lot, actually that's all the time. i see a lot more movies. start canvases. find a nice boy for the duration of hibernation.
  6. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    yeah rub it in you bastid! :scowl:

    here's a few things I do for the winter...

    • pop a heap of vitamin C
      get a few 'natural light' bulbs.
      drink ginger tea
      go snowboarding
      random snowball attacks!!!

  7. kido

    kido Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 16, 2002 Messages: 1,463 Likes Received: 0
    I tend to pack on more weight, drink more wine and liquor, and drink more coffee. Fireplaces are a plus too. * Oh and movies, I watch about double the amount of movies I do in the summer
  8. GLIK$

    GLIK$ Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 23, 2002 Messages: 22,277 Likes Received: 117
    Eth, me and you will have to find some inside spots to hit this winter.

    Not to mention winter shows.

    I don't have a seasonial depression type deal so much as a situational depression. Little things usually make me want to kill. Then semi-serious type deals make me overly depressed.

    Like now, I haven't gone to class in like the past 3 days.
  9. swiss cheese

    swiss cheese Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 4, 2002 Messages: 1,262 Likes Received: 0
    I do a lot more studio work. I also can still paint outside on warmer days (above freezing), I just have to wear more clothes and gloves. Hard to paint with gloves though, but not impossible by any means. I wont need gloves, though, unless it's below freezing.
    I actually like the cold, but the short days can be the real downer.
    also trips to the south are always good to defrost the body.
  10. Man, but don't think I have it made for the winter though... the water drops to a freezing 78° F!!!!! Shit is nippy...
  11. Ethreadzny2

    Ethreadzny2 Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 29, 2003 Messages: 6,255 Likes Received: 25
    no doubt. My depression comes and go in the winter. Just don't like the feeling of being stranded. However, I can always make it to a show. Cage played last sun at S.O.B's. I was low on the funds, but next time through I will get intouch with you. as far as painting indoor spots, I am always down. And better yet, once this rain passes, we need to make a trip to a few college parties. There is women to be seen.
  12. caL

    caL Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 7, 2003 Messages: 2,056 Likes Received: 0
    i usually go out more during the winter. but ive been here most of my life so those not even mild winters down here are cold to me now.
  13. -Rage-

    -Rage- 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 11,276 Likes Received: 71