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What do you do to prevent sinking into the January rut?  As the holidays are over the doldrums can easity set it.  Living in a cold climate where grey skies prevail and cabin fever eventually sets in adds to the challenge.

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      Kyah wrote Jan 2, 2010
    • For me, January is a month to clear away things left unfinished, and start new projects. It’s amazing how much clutter you can amass in a year, so this is a good time to start purging and dumping. Playing your favorite music or DVD while you‘re working helps shake the doldrums....




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      Kandykahne 5 wrote Jan 2, 2010
    • Same here Kyah. Next week I’ll also start cleaning out my desk and re-organizing work stuff. Cleaning out all the files and start preparing for getting the taxes done.




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Jan 2, 2010
    • Me too. I have been clearing out old stuff in an upstairs room and turning it into an office for me. I bought some file boxes and planning books today as well. I started writing in my journal again and I’m making resolutions, for lack of a better term. I feel energized. But I can understand how the doldrums can set in after a holiday season.




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      Yana Berlin wrote Jan 2, 2010
    • I think it’s good to have a plan. Not necessarily New Year Resolutions, but just some thoughts and directions on where you want to go. I just wrote mine up, now I have to really figure out how to get everything done. estatic

      For me the importance of always staying busy and focused comes with the big reward of accomplishment.




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      Esther Bloom wrote Jan 2, 2010
    • It is hard for me to say because I live in southern Cali and it is usually beautiful here. I do get a bit depressed at this time of the year due to the time change. So I am really feeling that way as soon as it gets dark at 6pm. I have one of those lights that produce daylight type light and it helps sometimes. I would love to be a bear and hibernate all winter!!!! I am a much happier person when the sun is out all day. I think the wii sport has helped me to stay active this year, I would highly recommend it.happy




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      Linni wrote Jan 2, 2010
    • Keeping busy definatly! and this year i am definatly busy! my children and i just moved into our own place, and im taking care of my parents.. NO TIME to think! lol




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      Marya1961 wrote Jan 3, 2010
    • Concentrate on and enhance my cooking skills...hope to put together a recipe book this year..definitely purge the house of unnecessary junk and get back to the gym..whew, that is a big one!happy




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      Betspussl wrote Jan 3, 2010
    • I AM MAKING A LIST OF EVERYTHING I NEED TO GET DONE AND EVERYTHING I WANT TO DO.I WILL SET GOALS AND CHECK OFF MY LIST AS I GO. WHEN I RING IN THE NEXT NEW YEAR OF 2011, I WILL HAVE ALL CHECKS ON MY LIST AND REALLY HAVE SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE !!




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      Mary Clark wrote Jan 3, 2010
    • I like the month of January!  For me...it’s a time to start with new goals....new diets....re-organize your house...your life...clean out your purse...clean out closets....clean out your frig....clean out your pantry....start new habits...keep a diary...start reading a new book....start a new exercise regime...start volunteering somewhere....find a church if you don’t have one....make a commitment to visit shut in’s on a regular basis....learn how to make a new dish...just start anew......




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      Marilyn09 wrote Jan 4, 2010
    • RU KIDDING????
      The “Lost” series starts again in January estatic

      *other than that- I have always done my “spring cleaning” in January.  Just from this weekend I got 4 bags of stuff to take to Goodwill. And I was working on my budget- thats why I am up so late tonight. (I mean- thats why I woke up so early this morning.)




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      Coralee Flug wrote Jan 5, 2010
    • One January that was particularly bad we had a beach party - turned up the heat start the fire. Put on bathing suits and beach music and had drinks with umbrella’s.




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      Karyn Olson wrote Jan 5, 2010
    • Keeping busy and trying to get my place ready for when Steven gets home...with all this I will have no time to get into a rut...something I am most definitely good at...LOL j/k




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      Max0125 wrote Jan 5, 2010
    • To beat the wnter blues, I definately bulk up on Vitamin D since the cooler climates do not get enough exposure to the sun not only due to the cold and lack of exposure to the sun, but also due to the degrees of latitude.  

      Like the above posts, winter is a great time to work on indoor projects such as closet and kitchen reorganization.

      I also intentionally look for something fun to do such as a community class, new book, new workout class. Before I know it winter is over!




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