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Whiner

Oh man, one of my worst features is that if I hang out with habitual whiners, I too begin to whine!  It's a really bad habit.  I think that it's a form of hypochondria, but with attitudes instead of diseases.  It's a little harder to pick up the happy bits, but the whiny, I feel blue bits are definitely easy to latch on to and think that's the way that I feel.  I don't particularly like this habit, and I don't notice it much until I get around a group of negative people.  I think this habit was in part a precipitating event for my struggle with depression in my early 30's.

I'm thinking that this fall, without the excuse of Lyme disease or full blown depression that I'm going to need to do something about my desire to be whiny and sleep all the time, having 3 hour quiet times that include me snoring myself awake is just not going to cut it this year.  Not that it was ever a pleasant part of my day, but I am a determined against it this year!

So, what are my plans...that I don't know.  I'm thinking about keeping a food journal for awhile to see if I can change anything with my diet.  I'm also thinking about buying a treadmill, but that's a long term pipe dream to be honest.  I'm also contemplating putting some effort into the lives of others this winter.  We've been hearing a lot about orphans lately, I think that may be a direction that we are being called to help with.  Not adopting, but helping those that are caring for the orphans in the United States.  I'm also thinking that I need to figure out a way to get fresh air on a regular basis.

What are your best tips for overcoming the whining and blahs of winter?

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