Can The Weather Really Change Your Mood?

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  1. Venus Rivera profile image62
    Venus Riveraposted 9 years ago

    Can The Weather Really Change Your Mood?

  2. Rod Marsden profile image66
    Rod Marsdenposted 9 years ago

    Oh yes. Any teacher will tell you that they really don't want to be at school when the kids can't get out and play in the playground during recess and lunch because of lots of rain. The kids feel cheated from being too much indoors and it does affect their ability to concentrate on lessons.

    There is the saying 'high as a kite'. This usually refers to drug or alcohol consumption. Even so kids do tend to get loopy when there's high winds around.

    Extremely hot weather can be depressing for a lot of people and for some life threatening. In the USA there are plans in place to deal with the effects of extreme heat on humans as well as farm animals and wild life. Disease is more likely to take off and run rampant when it is extremely hot and a lot of people are sweating as opposed to when it is cooler.

    During the Battle of the Bulge in WW2 it was discovered that cold can slow down the process of blood loss from wounds. This discovery has since been used in heart surgery to buy the surgeon more time for a successful operation. Being able to save a life that might otherwise be lost through the use of cold must do something positive to the surgeon.

    During WW1 a bitter winter with lots of rain in and along the trenches of the western front resulted in cases of what is known as trench foot. If a person has their feet immersed in water, especially cold water, for too long feeling in the feet can be compromised. The end result? Not enough blood circulation. Worst case scenario the foot or possibly the feet require amputation. The Somme was basically a swamp until it was drained in the middle ages. Lots of heavy use of bombs and shells removed many of the protective trees creating craters reminiscent of what you might find on the moon. When the rains came what was once swamp quickly became swamp again. There are stories of men drowning in mud. What's more the tank, the then new super weapon, was made useless in such conditions. Of course it proved valuable during the war but not in the winter of 1916-1917 on the western front. Soldiers including commanding officers felt helpless to do anything about these really bad conditions. Rats invading the trenches because of the cold and the wet also added to the misery of the average soldier on both sides.

    Right now I am enjoying summer in Australia. There's time off work and there's the beach. We all celebrate Christmas in our own way. Christmas in Australia is, as it is elsewhere in the world, dictated by the weather. The BBQ, the swim, cold ham etc. We also get a lot of visitors from England and the USA who wish to escape the cold. So in terms of tourism having a warm winter when others have the opposite does pay off. I love a summery Christmas so...Merry Christmas!

    1. Venus Rivera profile image62
      Venus Riveraposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for the history lesson. Very well said!

    2. Rod Marsden profile image66
      Rod Marsdenposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You're welcome. I suppose I tend to use history to make a point or two.

  3. manatita44 profile image71
    manatita44posted 9 years ago

    It does appear so. Don't ask me why, but people do seem to be happier and more cheerful in the Summer rather than Winter, and researchers say the same thing.

    From a healthy standpoint, Vitamin D is a sunshine vitamin, and the lack in winter causes pain in some, which invariably has an effect on moods. Exercise also has an effect on mood and we do more of this, when the weather is nice.

    1. Rod Marsden profile image66
      Rod Marsdenposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Good answer.

    2. Venus Rivera profile image62
      Venus Riveraposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You have a valid point. Thank you for leaving your input.

  4. Nigham AFZAL profile image80
    Nigham AFZALposted 9 years ago

    Oh yes! It does.
    Sometimes a rainy day cheers you up and sometime just a cloudy day can make you depress...!
    So again it's a BIG YES to your question. smile

    1. Venus Rivera profile image62
      Venus Riveraposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It's weird to say but moods do change when it's rainy, sunny, and snowy.  I'm glad you see my point. Thank you for leaving your input.

  5. peachpurple profile image82
    peachpurpleposted 9 years ago

    yes, when it is rainy day, i become lazy, feel like hibernating mood. When the weather is cool, I have tons of ideas and when the weather is hot, i feel moody

    1. Venus Rivera profile image62
      Venus Riveraposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      The weather does that sometimes. Thank you for leaving your input.

  6. The Examiner-1 profile image60
    The Examiner-1posted 9 years ago

    A sunny day brightens my day better than a cloudy one. Rain is not too bad, but with lightning I do not do much on account of staying away from windows.
    On cold days I move faster to keep warm and I just want to stay under warm blankets. In dry heat I am usually fine, when it gets too humid I move slow.

  7. Jeannieinabottle profile image91
    Jeannieinabottleposted 9 years ago

    Yes, I definitely believe that.  When I wake up in the morning and it is gray outside, I have no desire to get up.  However, if it is a bright, sunny day, I am much more likely to get up quickly to start my day.  I am far more positive about my day when the sun is shining.  I will leave the window blinds up and enjoy it.

  8. aesta1 profile image89
    aesta1posted 9 years ago

    Yes, I like to go out and enjoy when it is sunny but when it is dark and dreary, I just want to stay in.


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