In response to today’s Daily Post writing prompt:
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?
I’ll preface my response by explaining the featured image: it’s the Los Angeles freeway sign that bestows advice on Steve Martin in the 1991 movie L.A. Story. It was the sign that told him that the weather would change his life in two ways.
Since he played a meteorologist in that movie (and it’s actually one of my favorite movies he’s made), I couldn’t help but include a reference to it here.
I do agree wholeheartedly – the weather can either positively or negatively effect one’s mood. When it’s cold, rainy, or snowy, one can become sad or bored, but in sunny or warmer weather, people are much happier and have better outlooks on life.
For me, early sunsets and impending chilly weather (I’m situated between the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states, as I don’t really know how to classify the state of New Jersey in terms of regions) always make me long for warmer, sunnier days. I don’t feel as productive during the winter, and only want to sit and do nothing. I wake up while it’s still dark, and come home from work in the dark. I hate it! During the summer, I feel motivated and raring to go every single day. I can never wait for the next thing. Plus, I hate having to wear alot of clothes and a winter coat, so the idea of being able to just walk outside and not have to feel a biting wind smacking you in the face is a nice feeling.
I almost wonder how people spend their lives in places where it’s only sunny a few hours a day, or is cold well into the spring. Let’s just say that isn’t for me.