Last winter, Chicago had basically an arctic winter. We had several days when the temperature was around -15 degrees Fahrenheit and -30 degrees with wind chill.
Overall, Chicago had a colder winter than did Anchorage, Alaska; Stockholm, Sweden; and Reykjavik, Iceland.
However, I dealt with it pretty well by following the principles in my post, “How to Thrive during Long, Harsh Winters.”
If I can thrive during an arctic winter, then you can too.
Break through any mental barriers that you impose on yourself.