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cabin fever

cabin fever

Date: Oct 04 2018

Themes: Celebrity, Family, Sports

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“Everyone is holed up in their homes now trying to stay warm so it’s hard to stay active. There are a variety of ways to stay busy with your kids to keep the time occupied even though you feel like you’re getting cabin fever.”

Olympic gold medalist ice skater Kristi Yamaguchi, talking about playing with her kids indoors (Celebrity Parents)

Definition

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bored or restless feeling from being inside too long

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Having a fever is no fun. You’re sick. You probably have to stay in bed. And you definitely don’t feel like doing anything or seeing anybody.

When you have cabin fever, you’re not really sick, but you don’t feel well, either. If you have cabin fever, you’re stuck inside a small space, like a cabin in the woods, and you can’t go outside. You might think the walls are getting smaller and smaller, and you’re pretty sure you’ll go crazy if you don’t get out quickly!

Sometimes people have cabin fever because there’s a storm outside. It’s snowing really hard, and it’s not safe to go outdoors. Other times, cabin fever simply means that a person is bored. Students might have cabin fever by the end of a long school day. A patient who just had surgery might have cabin fever because he has to stay in bed for many days to heal.

Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi has some tricks for keeping her daughters busy when they have to stay inside all day. She doesn’t want them to get cabin fever, so she makes sure they have plenty of crafts to make and games to play. That way, they won’t feel stuck inside. Their brains are active, so the girls won’t get bored.

Do you get cabin fever if you have to stay indoors for a long time? How can you keep busy when you can’t go outside?

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“I’m getting cabin fever in here. Let’s go out.”

“I had cabin fever after my knee surgery because I had to stay in bed for two weeks.”

“Mark’s new girlfriend loves the outdoors. She gets cabin fever if she stays inside for too long.”

Winners

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GWTA Getting nervous because you can't get out, boredom
by GWTASuper Member!
Manu4 Despair of staying only at home due to the snow storms.
by Manu4
kind of phobia of being indoors
by bellaboo2422
 julito irritability from staying indoors too long.
by julito

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ngovienduong

Viet Nam

I have been inside for 6 months because I couldn’t get new job. I try to do something positive like learning English to get a good job, do exercise to fix body, summarise and improve my expert works. But I still feel cabin fever. I think the introvert or extrovert may need to connect to other people and keep the brain active :D

05:09 AM Oct 09 2018 |

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EssiSaarinen

Turkey

Excess in anything may cause that feeling I think. As we are not born to have constant fun, I try to make use of unintended moments. If I have peace of mind, I can bear anything regardless of where I am. Life is beautiful, and I can’t let conditions ruin it.

09:07 AM Oct 04 2018 |

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Wordsmith

WordsmithSuper Member!

United States

When I lived in the mountains, I got cabin fever sometimes. I used to read books all day when I felt like this.

09:41 PM Oct 03 2018 |

ahmet55

ahmet55

Austria

Yes i do. As for being outdoors during most of my life time if i have to be indoors i’ll get cabin fever, i think. In fact, I can’t stay in somewhere for a long time. In my opinion it might makes me to get frustrated and also provides the life so quit with no excitement and indeed uneventful. 


If so, i prefer to use internet in order to make connection with my crazy friends. I’ll look for ways to make fun more and more. Inviting close friends, reading books, watching great movies, maybe English baby, writing papers, social networks and lots of other things are other choice which i can opt

09:23 PM Mar 11 2014 |

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bravevivian

Ecuador

I had cabin fever once because it was a terrible winter, snow everywhere.  I had to stay at home almost two weeks.  I didn’t like it much :D


When I finally could go out I realized how wonderful is to be free and enjoy the life :D 

03:47 PM Mar 06 2014 |

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slsrcn

slsrcn

Turkey

Sometimes i get cabin fever but sometimes i dont want to go out, too

01:52 PM Mar 01 2014 |

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ales.marcalSuper Member!

Brazil

I am getting cabin fever when I am in training all day long

06:46 PM Feb 27 2014 |

Julio1986

Julio1986

Brazil

I think that I’d define how  a state of “stagnation”or “marasmus”. When everything seems break out of routine, so any acction it might be made. But maybe not always it can be made. This can be apper in differents situations for example :  relationship,work environment, long time making more the same or with nothing to do etc. Usually, it comes from a dissatisfaction whatsoever.

06:44 PM Feb 27 2014 |

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hngo27

Viet Nam

When I can not see or hear from my company for a long time, I feel like I’m getting cabin fever.


05:06 PM Feb 27 2014 |

Fatimah77

Saudi Arabia

Hi. I want learn english
I speak english a littel
Pleas can you help me?
I don,t know make sentence

05:04 PM Feb 27 2014 |

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Jasonlongo

Jasonlongo

Congo, Democratic Republic Of The

I all the time get cabin fever when I’m don’t have course. Sitting around… things like that …

12:34 PM Feb 27 2014 |

knesux

knesux

Spain

After a couple of years doing the same work I’m fealing like I  miss my independence and get cabin fever to boot, I started to trawl the net for a solution.

11:31 AM Feb 27 2014 |

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raybanbcn

raybanbcn

Spain

I think that all the people feel cabin fever sometimes.


When I’m all day studying and there is a good day in the street, I need to get out to street for a walk, or have a beer in a terrace. 


Sometimes when I have had a hard day in the work, I feel cabin fever and I need to go to street and breathe fresh air, well, in live in a city, the air isn’t fresh. but even so I need to get out. 

09:18 AM Feb 27 2014 |

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United States

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07:13 AM Feb 27 2014 |

S&W

S&W

China

For me ,Bad weather is the main reason leads me can’t go outside.I rarely bothered by cabin fever,i will do housework .As we all know,Housework can take as much time as you have.

04:53 AM Feb 27 2014 |

Eric_

Eric_

China

Set me free….........><  

03:20 AM Feb 27 2014 |

Spiderman198426

Philippines

Yes, I get cabin fever if staying indoor for a long time,like most people are, enough to go out three times a week .well, movie marathon and playing xbox games in my house will not let me feel any cabin fever

02:44 AM Feb 27 2014 |

Jobee

Jobee

China

I have to say I rarely have cabin fever and I don’t go out a lot.so What’s the trick to stay busy when you’re in?


1 always find something to do,even the things that seem too simple to do in your opinion.I like to clean my boots.


2 develop a hobby.here comes the spare time and that’s where hobby works.a good hobby helps you out of boring time.


3 keep it in mind that time is luxious,do not waste.


as all the above,I am sure you are not having a cabin fever.

02:35 AM Feb 27 2014 |

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Monicadiaz64Super Member!

Argentina

In my city it’s impossible to get cabin fever because it’s always warm , even in winter

02:08 AM Feb 27 2014 |

AryelLanes

AryelLanes

Brazil

Well, it really depends on the situatuion. I do enjoy some time alone, but I have to be able to get out whenever I want. If I feel like I’m cooped up in that place, I’ll probably get cabin fever. I love freedom! :)

08:19 PM Feb 26 2014 |

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