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(CBS) – How many times have you heard people say they are so over this weather?

It’s certainly taking a toll on all of us. As CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, there are strategies in dealing with the deep freeze.

A perfect solution to a cold gray day: Garfield Park Conservatory.

There have been more than 50 days of snow and more than 35 straight hours of subzero temperatures.

According to psychiatrist Robert Shulman, we got it early and we’re suffering more than in years past.

“You hear the complaints. ‘Doctor, I’m tired. I’m fatigued.’ You don’t want to go to work. Just want to maybe consume some carbohydrates and curl up,” he says.

Shulman says the quickest way to get energized is through carbohydrates.

“It’s not healthiest but it’s the quickest,” he says.

Drinking plenty of fluids is a better way to cope with winter blues. Exercise is another.

The perfect refreshment is a getaway. But if you can’t afford a costly trip to Florida, you can find 75 degrees at places like the Garfield Conservatory.

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