Why you may be feeling fed up with the winter weather

(WWLP) – The snow this morning slowed some people down on the roads and forced more school delays and closings across the Pioneer Valley. 22News found out why some residents in Western Massachusetts say they’re fed up with all this winter weather.

From shoveling the driveway, to clearing sidewalks, you may be feeling maxed out of this year’s winter weather.

“Enough is enough but there’s not much we can do about it! We can’t control the weather, we just have to forge on and take the dogs for walks, do what you can do,” Steve Marantz, from Longmeadow, told 22News.

Since the start of 2015 the 22News Storm Team has calculated roughly 29 inches of snow in the Springfield region, with more than 10 inches falling in just these first 5 days of February, and even more expected to come.

“It’s an overwhelming feeling. It’s like, ‘Awe not again’! We’ll get through it but yes we’re done with that, that’s good,” Arie Shteuyntsayg, from Longmeadow, told 22News while shoveling out is driveway Thursday morning.

If you’re finding yourself a little less motivated and a little less cranky as the season trudges on, some psychology experts say you have these gray winter skies to blame.

Research published in the National Institutes of Health shows that vitamin D deficiencies play a major role in a person’s mental well being. The research also shows that our main source of vitamin D comes from the sun, which is lacking during New England’s winter months.

Doctors recommend fighting winter blues by exercising to boost your endorphin levels and by keeping your house or office well lit. If feelings of depression persist, however, be sure you talk to your doctor about your symptoms.

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