How much do you enjoy stormy weather? For someone in Bensenville, Illinois, this is a question that you may not have given much thought to despite its relevance.
You may be surprised but stormy weather can actually affect your health and likely for the better. So next time you bundle up and wish you were on vacation in Florida, think about this.
Winter Weather can Seriously Affect Your Mood
“Bad” weather can apparently do wonders for your mood.
Katie Mather says, “I’ve always felt a little weird because I enjoy stormy weather significantly more than any perfect, sunny day. And like clockwork, every year, I’ll hear people talking about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) which impacts those who tend to start to feel more depressed in the winter when the days begin to get darker and shorter and colder. But what about those of us who actually feel mentally clarity when the weather is bad?”
And apparently Mather isn’t alone. The weather can affect your mood and for many people this means that “bad” weather = “good” mood.
On the other hand, it’s important to remember what the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) says about the subject:
“Anticipating the arrival of a hurricane, tornado, blizzard, or any severe storm strikes fear and anxiety in the people in its path for good reason. Natural disasters disrupt lives in significant ways, including creating physical and mental health problems and major economic challenges. And the never-ending news about a storm’s arrival may increase your anxiety, stress, and fear.”
So know yourself and prepare for the weather accordingly. If you thrive on a storm, allow it to sink in and notice your mood improve. If the stormy weather forecast gets you anxious, notice that and seek help. Just don’t let the storm get you wet and pass you by.
How do you like stormy weather?
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