The Story of the Sad Winter Dread

I’m certain that I like winter more than summer, all comfy and snuggly, but sometimes, there is this sinking feeling inside of me, that spreads a cold, colder than normal, all over and around me. 

I don’t know if you understand this feeling, but it just breaks me down, it brings out isolation in a creepier way like everything is lost, that all around me is sadness. And it takes a lot of time to get away, it stays, for a dangerously longer period than I’d expect and keeps me incredibly sad.

winter, food, room, tables, sad, lamp


It wears off, though slowly, but it does. And then the night falls, I’m back to the silence, confined within four walls while everyone else sleeps, and then it comes back, the sinking feeling. 

I’m certain that I like winter better than summer, but this is something I never feel in the summers. This feeling that I’m feeling right now, this coldness, even though the sun is up, even though I’m standing in the sun, and it’s still not going away.

Do you feel it too? 


  1. Hi Radhika, I stumbled upon your blog from a fb page and I’ve to say its brilliantly put. I reside in the US and the winter here feels exactly the same. The silence is terrible and you feel completely lost sometimes. I make up for it by putting on the music and dancing to my favorite chicken move! 😀 I’m going to read more of your posts now. Good luck! 🙂

    • radhikamundra

      Hey Lakshmi, thanks for stopping by! I know, the silence can be deafening at times. Haha, I love how you overcome it, I might as well give it a try! 😀
      Thanks, do check out the other posts, I’m heading over to your blog now! 🙂

    • radhikamundra

      Haha, just get in a cosy blanket with snacks and coffee and watch your favourite flick! 😀
      It’s quite popular I guess, that melancholy! 🙂

    • radhikamundra

      I’ll save the ‘How do you deal with it’ for the next post. So, let me ask this, what season do you enjoy more? Winter or Summer? 🙂

  2. Navneet Mittal

    In my personal opinion.. I disagree to this sinking feeling. Instead waking up early in the morning.. The cool breeze that touches your face.. The smell of the dewdrops on the roads.. Breakfast at a road side joint.. A lot more to feel happy about winters!!

  3. Winters definitely weigh me down….even though I struggle to keep the spirits high…I can so relate to what you have written here Radhika. I try to reach out to friends sometimes and other times, I just put on the music to soothe my distressed soul……:)

  4. You have such an interesting blog. Thanks for sharing. I’m a life coach blogger. Reading blogs is my hobby and I randomly found your blog. I enjoyed reading your posts. All the best for your future blogging endeavors. Please keep in touch with me in Google+, +sridharchandrasekaran Twitter @lifecoachbloger

  5. Sara Imes

    Beautifully written I think most people feel this way in winter…it’s the lack of sunlight and the long nights. Keep busy it will help

    • radhikamundra

      It’s probably what you’re saying, Sara! Thanks for your appreciation as always! Hope you have a great weekend! xx

  6. Hello,

    Thanks for sharing this article.

    I really loved your content and slowly and slowly I’ve started visiting your blog regularly. IDK how come this. but thats the truth.


  7. Radhika, I am capable of feeling so, anytime irrespective of the season 😀 😀 But, the way you have described the feelings so well is something I can definitely identify with!

Leave a Reply