It’s been warmer than usual late winters here for the last two weeks. So I’ve been able to get back to walking outdoors most days. Went to a park with a large lake where I walk in the summers three times a week a few times already. Migratory bird season is in full swing. I’ve seen lots of Canadian Geese and Cranes already. So it is very possible that spring is starting earlier than usual this year. No doubt we’ll have at least one more snow. But it won’t last long now.
Mentally I’ve been doing alright for the vast majority of the time. Maybe it is the nicer weather cheering me up. It does get old after awhile of being stuck indoors because of the cold and snow. I’ve been sleeping better too. I pulled only one all nighter last month. I’m thinking the more consistent sleep is helping me manage my mental illness better.
Had the complex maintenance man come to my apartment this morning. I had to have some things fixed and a few others replaced. So I just left for a few hours and let him work. In previous years I had been paranoid about letting others into my apartment when I wasn’t there. I was concerned about what they would think about how I kept my place and if they were going through my personal stuff. After being in the same place for ten years I’m not nearly as paranoid as I once was. I’m actually not as paranoid overall as I once was. I still have to deal with the fact I don’t handle stress well and I get easily irritated. But even that should be getting better the older I get.
Spring is a fantastic season! I know it’s your favorite season and the start of grass, buds and migrating birds are signs of hope for sunny days and walking weather. Keep your sneakers handy and catch some rays. I love sleeping with the windows cracked open and the smell of the earth as it warms.
It’s the same here, weather-wise. SUCH a hopeful time, as Spring is just around the corner! I’m glad that you’re feeling so much better. I find that extra sleep can often be just the remedy I need.
Yes. Good weather and better sleep can make a big difference in anyone’s mood.