The idea that the weather and people’s moods are connected is quite old. Do you agree? If yes, how does the weather affect your mood?
An aside from the topic: It is interesting that we have such control inside our houses that we can generate enough energy to sell it back to the grid. We can have air conditioners that control the heat in winter and the cold in summer. But we can not seem to recognise the noise to be equally vigilant and detailed in our support of natures climate control.
Instead we seem to be hell bent on destroying the very climate that is required for our existence. If we continue to generate the conditions that cause further damage to the ozone layer, that denudes our environment of the positive impacts of trees and reclaiming land that was never meant to be built upon then there will be nothing to control.
It is sad how we can protest and throw money at the problem, broadly labelled “climate control” and yet we do not make simple changes to assist. If it makes our perfect world uncomfortable then someone else should do it and we will donate money or raise awareness. Distract away from our own ineffective response.
It is sad that we care so little for our world but will micro manage our homes. The world houses those homes, isn’t it logical to apply at least the same level of care?
In relation to the actual question of this prompt: I believe that the weather does impact on the mood of many people. I have friends that are more depressed in Winter. I am less comfortable in summer because I hate having to wear less clothing to feel cool. It makes me feel exposed but I am not sure if it is mood related or the reduction in covering clothing feeds into my anxieties.
I know that as an overweight woman, summer heat makes it harder to go outside. I sweat and it is not attractive. This can create a reduction in my time outside and social interaction which can impact upon my mood negatively. Choosing appropriate and attractive clothing is stressful for me and that can change my mood.
I love winter for the snow and the rain. Falling asleep to the sound of rain falling on our roof is restful to me and I often meditate to that sound. I like bulky clothing, whatever my weight, being wrapped up makes me feel more secure so that ups my mood.
My psychiatrist wrote me a prescription to meditate in the early morning sun because that time of day was beneficial to easing my depression. So it seems that even the professionals are recognising that the weather can impact upon our moods. I am in the affirmative that the weather impacts upon our moods.