Anyone who has lived in West Michigan for any amount of time is aware of the fact that our winters have more false starts than the Detroit Lions.

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So if you were starting to get comfortable with the sunshine just like the trees that are starting to show their buds: good news, it's going to snow again this week!

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While, it's likely to be a dusting and not anything that will derail your day, it feels like a kick in the pants when we're all just dying to get outside and finally enjoy the world outside of our homes. So, if you find yourself frustrated beyond words, I have a few solutions to help you kick those "this-winter-will-never-die blues".

1. Scream into a pillow

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Does it help? Not really. But will you at least feel a slight bit of relief to let your anguish in a way that is in no way damaging to others? Sure, why not.

2. Stare directly into a sun lamp / ring light

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Don't tell your optometrist I said this, but maybe if you fake it until you make it for one day, you won't even notice the snowflakes accumulating on your windshield outside.

3. Try to sleep the entire day and pretend it never happened

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I think there is some rule out there that states "if I'm not awake when it happened, it never happened". So, let's go with that and entirely skip the day.

4. Take a one-day vacation to somewhere several hours south of here

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Sure gas prices are high, but sometimes the price of just avoiding your problems is worth it.

5. Take an hour-long shower

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While you may not appreciate the increase in price in your water bill, you'll at least be warm. Bonus points if you decide to pretend you're somewhere in a tropical rainstorm while you're in there.

6. Start a fight with someone just to feel something

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You're frustrated, so why not make someone else frustrated. While this is probably the worst of the options, I'm just trying to give you all of the choices.

7. See a movie

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No windows means you can easily forget what the weather is like outside for a minimum of an hour and a half. And if you really want to take it to the next level, you can always do a double feature with a food court lunch at the new Phoenix Theatres at the Woodland Mall. (They have heated seats, so you'll forget about all the bad weather entirely.)

8. Remember you live in Michigan, and this is just your life

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You can also just suck it up and remember that next week it's supposed to be 70 and hope this time it actually sticks. This is probably the most reasonable option, but I won't blame you if you don't take it.

Good luck out there no matter how you chose to cope, just try to think warm thoughts until Spring finally decides to join the rest of us.

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