Does the weather affect your mood? How?

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  1. jabelufiroz profile image72
    jabelufirozposted 10 years ago

    Does the weather affect your mood? How?

  2. DDE profile image45
    DDEposted 10 years ago

    Its summer right now and yes at times the weather does affect my mood as it does in the winter, makes me feel tired and less energetic in the very hot days and in the winter with rainy weather can't get out so boredom strikes again

  3. pstraubie48 profile image81
    pstraubie48posted 10 years ago

    I think it does to some degree. When I awaken in the morning, seeing the rays of the sun peeping in makes me feel excited and ready to begin the day.
    When it is raining when I awaken, I may snuggle back under the covers for a few extra minutes and read, knowing that the yard work I was going to do will be put off for a my mood is rather calm.
    In winter when there are blizzards swirling, I feel a bit of the same excitement that a sunny day brings. It is a  new world outside and as long as I can go out and enjoy the winter wonderland I am upbeat.

  4. Borsia profile image41
    Borsiaposted 10 years ago

    Only in that it restricts, or frees, activities and that effects my moods.
    But I am quite adaptable so other than bad weather making some things harder to do, or even impossible, it doesn't.

  5. liftandsoar profile image60
    liftandsoarposted 10 years ago

    Yes but not in a negative way.  A rainy day brings back very fond memories of a childhood in Chile where it rained a lot.  A bright sunny day with a breeze is great for sitting out in the porch.  A hot muggy day makes me thankful for AC.  A huge storm creates awe at the power of God to shut down human commerce in an instant.

  6. KevinC9998 profile image74
    KevinC9998posted 10 years ago

    Yes because I commute to work which means I have to stand out in the rain, sleet or snow to wait for my bus. When the weather is miserable it can set the tone for the rest of my morning or day!

  7. B Lucy profile image59
    B Lucyposted 10 years ago

    Absolutely!  Sunny, cool, crisp days give me energy, hope, excitement for all the possibilities that lie ahead.  However, an overly hot day or dark and rainy day makes me lethargic, low key and sleepy.

  8. denden mangubat profile image71
    denden mangubatposted 10 years ago

    sometimes.when its cold i fell no power.but when it's sunny i feel rejuvenated.

  9. IslandBites profile image89
    IslandBitesposted 10 years ago

    When is really hot I get cranky. when is rainy I just want soup. LOL

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  10. John Sarkis profile image80
    John Sarkisposted 10 years ago

    -------------Yes!  I hate cold weather - absolutely can't stand it, period!  Heat doesn't affect me very much.  I go to places relatively near my home which are considered by others to be hot, and don't fringe even a slight bit.  However, cold makes me depress and edgy - ideal world for me would be 80 high/70 low everyday.  The only positive thing about cold weather, is that it increases up my appetite, which is ideal for me now being that I'm underweight.

  11. herryicm profile image58
    herryicmposted 10 years ago

    Yes, all the time it works. In summer change in weather like cloudy, raining always changing the mood. In hot weather, wind provides the relaxation, cool and pleasant experience in our body.

  12. Bobski606 profile image84
    Bobski606posted 10 years ago

    The weather definitely affects my mood and it's more than I would like if I'm honest. It's summer here in the UK and we are having some absolutely wonderful weather right now. I'm loving the early sun rises and late sun sets and I'm also loving the brilliant hot weather that's finally decided to show up. In the summer my mood improves so much, I just love it! I feel motivated to work out, to eat better, to get outside and have some fun, I also do better in my job too. However, if it gets too hot I'll also experience some fatigue from a couple of medical conditions that I have but a quick nap normally resolves that issue.

    Winter on the other hand is a whole other mess. I really don't like winter, especially now that we've had snow for the last 5 years in my area. The cold and damp of winter really effects my health which in turn really brings my mood down as well. When winter rolls around I have to take a lot of steps to stay warm and active enough so that I don't go into a depressive state. Over the years I have found lots of little tips and tricks that I now use on a daily basis during winter. These things really help to keep me motivated to work out and eat right and generally stay healthy but it is sooo much harder to actually accomplish in the winter.

  13. AUPADHYAY profile image59
    AUPADHYAYposted 10 years ago

    The weather when a pleasant one, affect in a way that it changes the mood into happiness and satisfaction whereas when it is a boring one, it gives despair.

  14. Express10 profile image85
    Express10posted 10 years ago

    Often if it's dreary and rainy I want to do nothing and want to watch a movie or lay in bed. When it's sunny, no matter what the temperature is, I want to do everything I can while enjoying the sunshine and clear skies.

  15. hubmuffins profile image61
    hubmuffinsposted 10 years ago

    Obviously, I get irritated by hot-Humid days. i cannot concentrate and it feels sticky during a humid day. Moreover, my digestion also get affected by the change in weather. I think winters are the best. Living in India, it has some benefit as you use less electricity during winters and it feels comfortable to read and study during winter.
    BTW rainy days are as good as winters
    actually anything cool is good for me

  16. profile image0
    dreamseeker2posted 10 years ago

    Unfortunately, it can! Yes, if it is raining for too many days I can get discouraged and moody. If it is icy, or one feels trapped or locked in, I can get what they call 'cabin fever'.

    But if the weather is perfect; like that on a pretty sunny day with a soft, blowing breeze, it can make me feel light hearted and dreamy. Too hot out...then I get miserable and grumpy! Not sure how others are affected, but its how it can affect me. : )

  17. marwan asmar profile image68
    marwan asmarposted 10 years ago

    Yes it does, gloomy weather makes me depressed, sunny weather makes my heart flutter.

  18. liesl5858 profile image85
    liesl5858posted 10 years ago

    yes, when sunny I am smiling a lot but when it's dull and rainy I feel glum and miserable and homesick. But I still love winter because I like to see the snow again.

  19. Diane Woodson profile image60
    Diane Woodsonposted 10 years ago

    Since weather so much affects how we feel physically its quite probable that it also affects our moods as well. Migraine headaches which cause pain, and irritability too, will affect a persons mood, Rain makes us feel sleepy, and too much sunshine can cause problems for those with mood disorder, its a tricky nix we have here since our moods are supposed to be predictable pretty much, the weather can really play havoc on them, and in turn disrupt our lives considerably.

  20. Emanate Presence profile image70
    Emanate Presenceposted 10 years ago

    Have you ever considered that weather patterns are the earth's emotions?

    That the earth, as a living being, also has 'moods'?

    That humans who are HSP (Highly Sensitive People, a trait of about 15 - 20 percent of the population) may be especially subject to being influenced by the earths 'moods'?

    Have you noticed that birds and creatures besides humans are affected by the weather? Perhaps not in their mood, but certainly in their behavior.

    Have you heard the saying that e-motions are 'energies in motion'? And could that tie in with the many-layered energies of earth, sun, moon and cosmos?

    You know of 'the butterfly effect' which says that the flap of a butterfly's wings are felt on the other side of the universe? That may not be an exact quote, but the principle is everything has an effect on everything 'else' because it is all inter-connected. Maybe it is out of context - I'll look it up later.

    Besides all that, over the past year as I moved from the west coast of the States to Germany for a year and then back to California last week, I definitely have felt the effect of weather and climate!

    Germany had one of its darkest years on record. It seemed like we rarely saw the sun all year. It was wet and cold for most of 12 month, and in late June still sweater weather at mid-day. I felt it in my bones, muscles and nerves and it is unlikely that my mood was unaffected.

    California, on the other hand, has been over 100 degrees each day since we arrived. Hot and dry. Sunshine all day every day. I have not the pains that apparently were weather-related. I feel very 'different' here than in Germany, including outlook.

    In Germany, there were other factors such as my not knowing the language, but I knew I was withdrawing. I enjoyed the feeling for awhile, to not have much interaction.

    Now, in the sunshine and another setting, I feel naturally more outgoing.

    Are there other factors which affect us even more than the weather? My mood sometimes becomes withdrawn or distant when I have been too focused on certain things, sometimes after writing HP answers. So I watch, am aware, and keep things in balance. If I am too drawn out, or affected, there are ways to return to being present.

    How can we stabilize ourselves when our moods are so affected that we 'lose our center'? For another time....

  21. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 10 years ago

    Yes weather has a tremendous effect on my mood. Dark gray weather makes me very blue and depressed with a decided lack of energy.  I tend to be more up in warm sunny weather.

  22. BahamasFinder profile image64
    BahamasFinderposted 10 years ago

    Well if it does not then... when you are sitting on a white sandy beach with your toes int eh water and the sun shining on your face not relax you so? Why is the cold winter in parts of the US the busiest time of year for the Caribbean Islands? Then why is the suicide rated of Alaska is much higher than what it is in sunny Hawaii? When the sun is out, it makes your smile a little brighter and a little wider.. smile


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