If you think so, you just have to read a couple of our pieces of ‘bad’ advice and you’ll completely forget about what the weather’s like outside.
When life gives you a lime, find a bottle of tequila and throw a party! From ancient times, when people were going somewhere in winter they would take a bottle of something strong to keep them toasty on the road. Later, it was discovered that alcohol doesn’t really help; it just simulates body heat while the cold continues to harm your body. But do you really believe in that? Ah, what a shame if you do. If the weather brings you down just take your friends out for a drink and everything will be much better than what it was back when you were sitting at home alone thinking that life sucks.
Time for the anti-diet
Cold seasons are the perfect time to give yourself over completely to food consumption. As you have to wear lots of clothes, which hide the imperfections of your body, it’s high time to let your desires control you. Only at this time can you can eat whatever you want – enjoying your favourite cakes, sweets, pizza, lasagne, steaks, etc. So, to stay happy during these chilly times, make your stomach content with the food you dreamt about for so long while you had to wear all those revealing short skirts, t-shirts and swimming trunks. You’ve painstakingly maintained your figure for the whole summer, now it’s time to take your mind off your body and onto some food, glorious food.
Another way to keep warm and at the same time do a little physical exercise is to go in for sports. We suggest sex as the best option; even doctors say it is the best way to fine-tune for positive thinking. So to stay happy during cold snaps, keep in mind having sex regularly with your beloved partner. Or perhaps exploring other options available in the city for the lonely hearted...
Continuing the sporty theme, there are many people in the city who practice winter swimming. Want to give it a try? They say that cold water keeps your body young and fresh, improves immunity and helps you stay happy. Prepare for the cold swimming in advance as the side effects of such exposure run to death.
Head down to the basement
One more option is to try to fool yourself into spending time in basement pubs or clubs. As soon as you get there, it doesn’t matter what’s going on outside. All these venues have their own climate all year round. That’s the way to forget about everything – spend more time in places without windows and it won’t matter whether it’s winter or summer outside. It’s an easy way to overcome seasonal affective disorder!
Turn your world rose-coloured
Another way to trick your depressed mind is to buy colourful glasses. Pink, yellow or green – they all work perfectly! So every time you feel sad, seeing the grey streets covered with mud and trash, put on your magic glasses and the world around you becomes psychedelic.
The best thing about winter is the holidays! There are plenty of them in the Ukrainian calendar but their number multiplies if you add in all the international celebrations. While Catholic Christmas, New Year, Orthodox Christmas and Old New Year may have come and gone, we’ve still got Valentine’s Day, Soviet Men’s Day and International Women’s Day on the horizon. With so much to celebrate, there’s no time to be bored!
Finally, if none of the above-mentioned work for you, and you still feel the heavy boredom of the cold, the only solution for you is not to be here. Empty your bank account and go to any number of countries that boast eternal summer. Spending a few months abroad will get you back in Kyiv just in time for the spring. It’s that simple!