Friday, May 1, 2009

Mood and Weather : Rainy Day Blues




Having grown up on the wet west coast of BC, I am more than slightly aware of the fact that the weather can have a strong effect on our mood and energy levels. I know part of it has to do with vitamin D and various other good stuff provided by sunlight.

However, since yesterday was sunny and the past few days have been relatively clear, I'm not quite sure why today's weather (see picture) is having such a strong effect on me this morning.

I went to bed at a decent hour, had a full night sleep and yet, when the alarm went off this morning it was all I could do to haul my butt out of bed. It was like my body knew, before I'd even opened the blinds, that today was a grey, lethargic day. Why is that? How does the body know these things even before we wake? I'm sure there is some scientific or logical answer to this but it still amazes me nonetheless. Yesterday I was full of energy but today it was all I could do to stay awake during my morning commute (me: sleepy + car : rainy roads and traffic = very bad news and long car ride).

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