How the weather affects our mood

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The weather not only affects our holiday plans, but it can also have a significant impact on our mood and general well-being. Let's take a look at how different weather conditions affect our emotions and mental health.

Let's start with the sun, the symbol of warmth and vitality. It's no secret that we often feel happier and more energetic on sunny days. Sunlight triggers the release of serotonin, the "happiness hormone", which is linked to mood regulation. Exposure to sunlight also stimulates the production of vitamin D, which is essential for general health and well-being. Consequently, sunny weather is often associated with improved mood, greater motivation and increased productivity.

Conversely, a lack of sunshine can lead to seasonal depression. Seasonal depression can develop during the darker months of the year. The most common symptoms are low energy, irritability and feelings of sadness or hopelessness. The effect of the sun on our mood shows how important it is to soak up the sun's rays whenever possible, either by spending time outdoors or simply opening the curtains on a bright day.
As a reminder, we recommend using SPF creams when in direct sunlight.

While sunshine usually makes our day, rainy days can spoil not only our clothes but also our mood. Such days can sometimes cause melancholy or a gloomy mood. The sound of raindrops against a window pane may be soothing for some, but for others it can make them feel sad or nostalgic. It is also important to realise that not all people react in the same way to rainy weather. Some people find solace in the sound of rain or enjoy cosying up indoors with a good book or a warm cup of tea. Rainy days also have an important ecological function, nourishing the earth and sustaining life. By changing our attitude towards it, we can learn to appreciate the beauty and importance of rainy weather, even when it tends to disrupt our plans.

We cannot control the weather, but its influence on our state of mind and well-being is undeniable. From the invigorating effects of sunshine to the rainy days that bring a contemplative mood, the weather has a profound effect on our daily experiences. By developing awareness, resilience and positive thinking, we can learn to cope with the emotional ups and downs associated with the ever-changing weather forecast. So whether the sun is shining brightly or the rain is gently falling, let us strive to find the beauty in every moment!