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Complaining About The Snow Is Good For You!

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s the kind of weather that has some questioning life and geography. Some people are asking, “Why do I live in Minnesota?”

But Dr. Cheryl Bemel, a psychologist with Allina Health, says go ahead and complain.

“Talking about it really helps. Don’t keep it all in, don’t be that strong Minnesotan with the upper lip that doesn’t want to say anything about how crummy you’re feeling about the weather,” Bemel said.

She says this weather won’t cause serious depression, but it can cause a seriously bad mood.

“We all feel like we deserve something and when there’s something we feel like we deserve and that we really are due for, there’s a lot of real, big disappointment,” she said. “So the April snow really is quite disheartening.”

She suggests having a solo pep talk, perhaps in front of a mirror like Stuart Smalley.

“It will get better, winter will end, we’re going to have a great summer,” she said.

Dr. Bemel says these affirmations will reassure us that there is an upside to what’s coming down.

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