Posted 25th Jan 2023 (Posted 5 h, 43 m ago)
I don’t feel like I’ve ever experienced a winter like the one we are in currently. I feel like everyday in this cold weather is shortening my life expectancy by 6 months.

I am seriously considering immigrating as I don’t know if my body can take these conditions.
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    Maybe you're SAD. Seasonally Affected Disorder is a real thing and can make you depressed in the winter.


    NHS advice on S.A.D.
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    This sounds like me, I pretty much lose motivation in the winter
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    You have experienced winters like this,it's just that you think each year is worse than before. Also the press etc always hype it more than it really is.
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    You're probably right. Each and every winter many of us are amazed by how cold and dark it's become. I think if we remembered this happens every year, we'd probably consider moving to warmer climate, but by the time it's spring we forget...
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    I swear in the 80s & 90s we didn't have these sub zero temperature's at night constantly! Brrrr!
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    We're all getting soft these days, when I was a kid we only had single-glazed windows and ice used to form on the inside overnight.
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    But, it's been a relatively mild winter. Apart from a tiny bit of snow and/or cold weather.

    Sure, maybe not quite as mild as the last few years, but still nothing too drastic.
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    It's not even that cold and we all have boilers and double glazing, life is extremely easy here in winter, man up or woman up I guess (edited)
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    Yeah I remember it being colder before double glazing and decent boilers. But then I also expect it to be somewhat cold in winter, because it's winter. (edited)
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    Just feel lucky you don't live in Scandanavia or Canada at this time of year
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    I expect a too hot post on here come July/August!
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    I reckon it seems pretty tame, yeah it's been cold last couple of but sure it's been way colder between November - January a few years back, by now haven't we usually had loads of snow. Just beast from the east 2023 to look forward to.
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    Agreed, it hasn't even been that cold. Hardly a winter.
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    Do you have underlying health issues?
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    No
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    I like the cold as much as the warmth, I especially like winter fashion and the black silouhettes of the trees against the pastel coloured skies so pretty. If its cloudy and dull I just binge watch a TV show or have a Playstation session, happy days!
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    black silouhettes of the trees against the pastel coloured skies so pretty


    This
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    I think its the variation in temperatures that probably make you feel worse, one day its -1 then a couple of days later its 10.
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    Can’t remember the last time I’ve seen the temperature in double digits
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    I hate the winter too
    horrible and makes you depressed😞
    What’s worse is my house is extremely cold!!!!
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    Depends where you live, it's currently 2c here going upto 6c later I don't find that over cold for this time of year.
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    4 currently, up to 10c later. Warm winter so far. Wet, but warm.
    It's winter.
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    GO FOR IT !!
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    I thought this has been a very mild winter apart from the crazy week in December and the last few days.
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    It's about humidity and dampness along with mud and annoying rainfall. In Ukraine I experienced -23° and I was fine,because over there the snow was actually snow and drier than UK. Surely as an Italian I miss brighter sunnier days in all 4 seasons compared to UK.
    Just eat good and drink even better and think Viking-alike (growing a savage beard is highly recommended as well).
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    Yesterday it was so warm I had to take my sweatshirt off and just wear a T-Shirt and jacket, and even then I was sweating, and I saw someone out walking in just a T-Shirt- and this is up in Aberdeen! Last week there was sheet ice everywhere. The sun comes and goes...
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    need to do something to get those endorphins flowing
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