Cabin Fever

This winter has been brutal and cabin fever has really set in for me. Hours upon hours of shoveling, snowplowing, and roof raking in sometimes heavy┬ásnow, cold, and wind. Dressing in layers because our house is not well insulated, is drafty, and we’re just 0.1 degrees away from the coldest February on record.

All of these are conspiring against my productivity and energy levels. I have noticed a huge lack of focus, especially in the past few weeks. All I want to do is relax and do nothing, especially in the evening. I also noticed that I am aimlessly browsing my various digital devices, not really accomplishing anything. I try reading, but just lose focus early on.

I wish I had an easy tip to combat cabin fever, but it’s alluding me so far. Hopefully hints of spring start appearing. This week we will probably go a full seven days between snow events, the longest in a month, although it’s still brutally cold. We’re expecting possible -14 degree (F) temperatures tonight.