The Summer Doldrums
Every year, just before fall, it seems as though I fall into the summer doldrums. I just don’t want to do…anything. Unless you count wanting to run off on a vacation somewhere beach-y where I then sit and do nothing while listening to the ocean.
Unfortunately, I can’t go on a vacation right this very moment, and so my pocketbook suffers, because doing nothing seems to involve an awful lot of eating out on my part. (I also don’t want to cook, or for that matter go to the grocery store to buy meals that could go in the microwave. So I spend.)
Does this kind of thing happen to any of you? What do you do to beat the doldrums, and to keep entertained and motivated without spending a fortune?
On a related note, apparently the summer doldrums happen to the stock market as well. They’re basically the effects of people who would normally be out buying and selling up a storm in the stock market as a part of their job hanging out and relaxing instead.
This is supposed to result in reduced volatility in the stock market, because when fewer people are buying and selling, the market doesn’t do much. I’m guessing though that either the summer doldrums aren’t happening this year or high volatility is becoming the new norm for the market.