As I'm writing this I'm humming the song the Carpenters sang, 🎶“Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.” 🎶
Ever notice that as rain drops from the sky, your mood sometimes drops, too? But can rain really ruin your mood? According to Web-MD: Yep, rainy days really can get you down!
If you feel down during a cold, rainy, dreary day, it’s not your imagination: Bad weather can indeed have a negative effect on your emotions. According to one study, nearly 9 percent of people fall into the “rain haters” category. This group feels angrier and less happy on days with more precipitation. Another study found that rain even increased the number of negative posts published on Facebook. I'm going to take a look tonight to see if this is the case🤷♀️. It's been raining for two days now, and I don't know about anyone else, but I'm ready for a little Sunshine🌞!
Some of us, and I say US because I'm inclined to do the same thing; are tempted to shut off the lights and crawl into bed. Sometimes it the sadness we are feeling or maybe lower self-esteem causing us to have the rainy day blues.
We are feeling this way do to the downward shift in serotonin levels in our bodies. Serotonin is what elevates our mood and makes us feel "good" inside and feel like productive human beings.😁
Here are some things we can do to keep the blues away during the rainy season!
Start your day with D.O.S.E. - The powerful combination of Smart Coffee and a XanthoMax® capsule helps your body promote its own D.O.S.E. of Happy Hormones; Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin, and Endorphins.
Watch a cheerful movie.
Exercise! It contributes to your self-esteem, and increases endorphins that have a positive effect on the mood.
Play games and be interactive with others. Laugh!😂 Do things you REALLY enjoy, read a good book, work on household projects.
Most importantly don’t isolate yourself! It can make things feel worse than they really are!