So here I am again, the time of year I dread (loathe, hate). Nov through late Feb. Just to endure. Just got over nasty intestinal virus, cleaned up the bathrooms yesterday, and my elbows are hurting me, like I got tendonitis. I think TMS is making an appearance, and I am not as worried about the physical pain, I am worried about the mental aspect and compounding of the next 3 months, which of course impacts physically, which impacts mentally, etc etc. In past years, I have tried all the tricks. Get out in sunshine everyday (the main issue but very hard to do in the humid Mid Atlantic when we have 10 days of gray weather at a stretch). Get proper rest and nutrition, get regular exercise, limit alcohol, take yoga, do charitable activities, listen to upbeat music you like, do something special for yourself everyday, take extra vitamins (have had recent physical and no deficiencies like Vit D), get out and socialize, plan a vacation, watch or read comedies etc. I even got a full spectrum light I sit under everyday. Last year, when starting to recover from TMS, I felt so good so the winter was not as hard. I even made a little list of reasons I hated this time of year - no sunshine, cold, damp, dark, inescapable holiday gluttony, consumption, and mounting expenses, obligatory family gatherings that I did not look forward to and could not avoid, and on top of it, my work crunch time is Dec and Jan. I also tried to mitigate those with the things in the previous paragraph and anything else I could do to make things easier. Now here I am, not feeling good physically or mentally and wondering how to successfully navigate the coming weeks. So wondering if anyone has any suggestions or readings to help deal with this so the TMS symptoms don't continue to creep back in. Thanks and no offence to those who love this time of year.