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Does the weather affect your mood?

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The weather and our moods

Autumn / winter

Yes,  I have to agree that the weather does affect my mood.  For instance take this morning; I found this morning was most difficult to get out of bed.  We set the alarm for 05h30 and let it snooze until 06h00.  So I can ease into the day;  so to speak.  I try not to be moody but when it’s overcast and the sun isn’t shining and I don’t hear the birds singing in the garden I feel miserable and grumpy.  I believe it is called “Seasonal Affective Disorder” SAD.

I am depressed and it does take me some time to snap out of the mood, I tend to want to sleep-in until the sun comes out.  So when it is cold and the skies are grey and there just is not any sunshine around, those days I am depressed.  Then I notice things like I have ice cold hands and ice cold feet, it takes me ages to warm them.  I just feel like curling up and going to sleep.

Spring / summer

I suffer with some kind of allergy and when the season starts to change I will start sneezing.  I tend to be irritated and unapproachable early morning when it is cold.  I also have found I would rather keep to myself when I feel miserable so that makes me seem unapproachable.   As the season changes my mood either lifts or comes down.  It depends on the day.

I love waking up in the morning with the sun splashing into my bedroom, the birds singing and a slight breeze lifting my lace curtains.  I just cannot wait to jump out of bed, get the kids to school, my husband to work and start my day.

I enjoy the sun when I hang out the washing on the wash line and after all my chores I will go and sit down with a good book next to the swimming pool and read aloud.  It’s absolutely exhilarating to experience the warm sun on my skin and a slight breeze in my hair.  Sometimes I will sit on the side of the pool, book in hand and feet in the pool, swinging my leg as I read my book.  Those days are my favourite; drinking cold drink and snacking on a salad.

South African weather isn’t bad and I love most of my days, I do suffer every now and then with cold weather but in general, once I get my mind right I can enjoy the day, with a small attitude adjustment.

Author:  Yvette van Niekerk

Biography: I have been writing my blog for the past couple of years and have been on Google+ for some time.  I love trying my hand at writing and hope to become a good writer.  I pray each day the Lord will inspire me to inspire people around me and give me the creativity I need to face the day.

Link: http://yvettevniekerk.blogspot.com

Contact:  yvettevn007@gmail.com