Thursday 14 April 2016

Slowly Emerging From My Cocoon

I am a type who does tend to hibernate during winter (I may have mentioned once or twice before that I hate the cold. *spit*)

During the cold months I tend to: dress, lounge and sleep in more than a few layers of clothes. The only time that I am not wearing clothes is when I am changing from one set to another. 

I do this not out of some ultra-modesty, but because I don’t like to have various parts of my body freeze and fall off. All kidding aside, it is a necessity during the colder months, that’s just life. 

So as things get warmer I tend to still wear layers, even when I don’t really have to, but because I am used to them. 

I always marvel at how adaptive the human body is when it comes to temperatures. Our bodies will regulate our temperatures, to a certain degree.

Why else could humans live up in the arctic and still be fine, and others live in the sweltering desert without sweating buckets all the time? 

As for me, I have found myself wearing my thermal undies when it is still 20C in my house. What this told me was that I was too used to wearing extra clothes, and so I had to start to wear less. 

I did this to see if my own body would heat itself up to keep warm, and it did. Sure I was cold for a bit, but then I got used to things just fine. I found that going for a walk was a good way to get the blood pumping and warm myself up.

I have even been sleeping while not wearing my thermal undies this week and that was an experience,. To feel sheets against me for the first time in months was a well-missed delight. 

All in all, things are getting better for me from here on out. Soon enough I will be living in: shorts, loose shirts and my sandals. For now, I am just trying to emerge from my winter hibernation. 

As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!

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