Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Me & Spring Don't Get Along


Perhaps it's that my body is busy right now fighting off some viruses that are around me or perhaps it's the time of year.

This is when, what we call, my "Spring Autism" starts to show itself. The transition from the quiet, hibernation of winter to the busy and loud of summer can be difficult for me to process. My brain feels overwhelmed, flooded by all the new sounds and sights and options and action and movement.

I can go into a sort of shut down mode in response to it all. A deer in headlights sort of thing happens to me.

Spring also throws me off physically as my body hates the combination of cold and wet. My digestion, my joints, my trigger points...

Is there a season with whom you are not on best of terms? How do you deal with it?


13 comments:

Rachel @ SuburbanYogini said...

The season that pleases me the least is British weather. Ha ha!

Like you it's transitionary seasons I struggle with. Spring is all about damp and wind and huge lurches from hot to cold for months. Autumn is again damp and wind and always makes me depressed that the summer is over. Like you transition seasons play merry hell with my trigger points.

I'm a summer person. I like it hot and dry. I am totally not made for British weather :)

The Other Laura said...

I go through something similar whenever the season changes. It always throws me for a loop physically and especially mentally for a couple of weeks.

I just try to be gentle with myself during these times of transition.

Christiana Spiritguide said...

I'm the opposite .. it's the extremes of Summer and Winter that affect me most. I love the Spring (though my allergies go nuts), when we begin to see renewed life emerging from the gray of winter. And Fall invigorates me with its brilliant colors and crisp, clean air.

Of course, I would go nuts without the four seasons. I like the variety, and I think 12 months of ANY single type of weather would drive me bonkers.

Today, with the sun shining taking just a bit of the chill off the air, I am glorying in Spring.

Eco Yogini said...

oh no!

well, my face has exploded recently- perhaps it's because the change in weather... but it's pretty annoying.

i actually love spring and autumn, but I hope that you're adjustment goes well. Small doses I woudl say :)

Linda-Sama said...

cold, dampness, winter. need the heat and sun.

A Green Spell said...

You can definitely feel the transition of the world giving birth at this time. I, too, have problems - depression, lack of focus, and extreme frustration. I HATE spring weather - it's always freezing cold and windy here where I live. And by this time, I'm darn ready for some heat!

I feel you, sister! ;)

lucy said...

i used to struggle with winter and all of the darkness until i made friends with it :-) still prefer summer, especially here in the pacific northwest where it doesn't typically reach skin-frying temps.

Carolynn said...

P.S.

Sorry that you're feeling so crummy.

Carolynn said...

Oh boy...I'd have to say I'm the Yin to your Yang. Spring & Summer are the times of year when I blossom. Winter is horrible for me. Too wet, too dark, too cold. I literally hibernate, wait it out, cocoon, and impatiently await the arrival of Spring to set me free, from under a warm blanket.

Laura Hegfield said...

winter cold really hurts my joints.

svasti said...

I'm just really NOT a winter person, unless I'm somewhere that I can go skiing. Winter tends to cause Seasonal Affective Disorder for me. I'm slower to wake up in the morning, and I hate going places when it's cold! It always takes me a while to get back into my routines once Winter hits...

Hope you and Marcy feel better soon!

claire said...

I struggle with weeks of fog. It happens in Geneva, Switz and the surrounding region.
I can get truly depressed -- as if I had to hibernate in an asthmatic lung.
I like it the first few days, but when it lasts weeks I can't wait to jump on a plane and return to San Juan...

Sending you energy to take Spring a little bit at a time.

Jaliya said...

Wow ... what a fantastic acknowledgement and understanding of something that's been bugging me. I've felt this too ... it's all out of synch with the season (at least the later part, after the green has really begun to bloom). I sure don't want the winter to hang on, but I want the *interiorness* of winter to remain.

Thanks, Christine ... you've helped me to articulate something here :-)