For sure, winter is a period of adjustment, and a period of relaxation.
The transition into winter is definitely a challenging time - hanging up the water toys for the ice tools and skates. For a few months, its a challenge to get into the different forms of substandard activities. On the other hand, the stress levels drop massively.
And why? All of a sudden, the anxiety of chasing the sporadic wind forcasts, rescheduling this and that, and racing home to rack up has all of a sudden vanished. The water is rock hard, the snow has fallen and one must give into the white stuff, and re-focus on the more important things.
No doubt it's a time design by mother nature to rack up the brownie points with the wife for stockpiling next summers day passes.