The weather in Alberta is horrid
A recent year starting in August
Compared to normal for Edmonton
The weather in Alberta is horrid (and I was born, raised and still live here)!
I definitely prefer the spring and summer over fall and winter anytime. The biggest problem living in Alberta is the length of the seasons, not so much the cold. Spring and summer are VERY short, and it seems that there is a lot of rain in those seasons in the past few years (I've lived here all of my life - 50 years).
Weirdly enough, September seems to be a great month (although it starts to get chilly at night). It's very hard to enjoy the weather here when there's so little of the nice stuff! So I must say, unless you are the outdoorsy type, it may be a bit extreme here. I know that I'd like to retire to warmer climes!Barry's Response
- As would most of the residents in Alberta, it seems. Why? Because the weather in Alberta is
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I live here; I feel for you.
It'd be nice to have an extra month or two of summer. Since we don't, it might help if we were to explore coping strategies, shift focus, assist with long-term planning, and promote mindfulness and acceptance to help them cope with Alberta's weather. Here's what we should probably do:
- We share dissatisfaction with Alberta's weather. It's normal to have preferences and desires for different seasons and climates.
Some like the colder ones, believe it or not.
- Explore Coping Strategies: find activities or hobbies
that bring joy during the spring and summer months. I might also offer creating a self-care routine to boost each of our moods.
- What could help us Shift Focus: Focus on the positives instead of the negatives. Encourage ourselves to identify aspects of the seasons they like, like the beauty of nature, cozy indoor activities, or the sense of renewal that comes with each season.
- Planning for the future:
We could then talk to the people in our lives about our desire to retire to warmer climes and maybe the could help us come up with a plan or vision for the future. Living in a climate that's more aligned with our preferences could be beneficial to our health.
- One other thing: try mindfulness techniques to find joy and contentment in life as it is. We could all practice gratitude for Alberta's seasons or find beauty in the present.