Mood Swings

United States
November 7, 2008 3:03pm CST
Some people say that rainy days affect their mood making them feel depressed. What if you are in a drought affected area and finally get some rain does that have the same effect? Do rainy days affect your mood and make you feel blah? If that is the case do sunny days make you feel chipper? Do you think that perhaps it is just the particular circumstance you are in at the time and just blame the weather?
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@Lizen1st (19)
• United States
7 Nov 08
I myself enjoy the rain. I do know people with season depression though. In the winter they need to put up "sun lamps" when they sleep. I would say I am most happy around Autumn. The season has a lot of good memories tied to it for me.
• United States
7 Nov 08
I guess moods can be tied to memories brought back by certain situations.
• United States
7 Nov 08
This is common for a lot of people; and in the winter some experience a type of recognized winter depression known as SAD; SEASONAL EFFECTIVENESS DISORDER. Some experts attribute it to the lack of sunlight, lack of Vitamin D, and too much exposure to artificial light like those found in schools and office buildings. I find if I am in the presence of florescent light for too many hours, I acually look and feel sick.
@EAStanley (2688)
• United States
8 Nov 08
Sometimes rainy days can make me feel better. And sometimes it is just the cool chill *before* rain hits! Sometimes, I think it merely matches my mood, i.e., dreary, etc., and other times for some reason it enhances my mood, like it gets me all agitated or restless. Wait, I'm not sure I would call those adjectives "enhancers" of a mood, LOL, but I don't know how to explain it. I guess it depends on what type of mood that I am already am. Because a sunny day can bring me down just because it is SO bright or whatever. But other times it is NICE to see a nice, sunny day outside that it *does* cheer me up. It just depends on how I was feeling to begin with. I think it affects me to enough of a degree that I really *can* blame the weather without it just sounding like a great big excuse! :)
• United States
8 Nov 08
It does soumd like an excuse to me to. I know a man that seems to always be ready to gripe and complain and it is never "his fault."
@cream97 (29164)
• United States
7 Nov 08
If I am sick the rain would make me feel really bad..
• United States
8 Nov 08
So i guess it just adds to the circumstance that you are in.
@Sheepie (3118)
• United States
7 Nov 08
I don't really get a different mood according to the weather. I like the rain, and I like the sun. What's weird is that my mood can change very easily if someone simply looks at me the wrong way.