By Guest Blogger, Daniel R.
How to Fight Depression Caused by Bad Weather
I don’t know about you, but every time it starts raining I immediately start feeling cranky, tired and kind of depressed. It can sometimes get really hard, since even getting out of the warm bed is very tough. One question is inevitable in such a situation: What should I do in order to overcome such a state of mind? If you are struggling with bad mood caused by dreadful weather and you might been wondering what is the secret of Tia’s beautiful smile, stay with me. Here are some tips on how to overcome your every day struggles.
Avoid Negativity of Any Kind
Bad weather is depressing enough for itself, so make sure that you are surrounded with people who won’t make it even worse for you. Avoid those friends who are complaining all day long, because their negative energy will affect your mood more than you think. Instead of hanging out with high-maintenance friends, you should opt for the ones who are always ready for meaningful, light conversation that won’t depress you even more. Spend more time with those who make you laugh! Perhaps you can do great things together.
De-Clutter Your Personal Space
Bad weather in combination with a mess all over your room is not a good combo, and you can be sure that it will make you even more nervous. Seriously, you should make an effort and collect all those dirty clothes you were piling on the armchair in the corner over the week. Get rid of all the newspapers that are stacked on the table, and you will see that a sense of accomplishment is an instant mood booster. Unnecessary chaos definitely sucks in your mental energy, so make sure that you have that covered.
Add a Splash of Colour
One of the ways to differ from all the people dressed according to the current weather situation is to add a splash of vibrant colours to a gray day. Use all the colours you love – that yellow coat of yours has been abandoned for a long time now, so take it and head straight outside. Match it with a chunky red scarf and earrings in the same colour – these will provide a great contrast to your bright coat. Of course, since weather is unpredictable, make sure that you have ordered green promotional umbrellas for yourself and your friends. They will love it!
Rainy, cloudy days are perfect for lying in the bed covered with warm blankets, but let’s face it – the best way to beat feeling of uselessness is to get up and be active. Any kind of physical activity is great, even walking up and down the stairs. Do some jumping jacks or squats, or take a quick walk to your favourite coffee shop. That will immediately get your blood flowing, plus the fact that you will get an opportunity to enjoy a cup of perfectly delicious latte. It doesn’t get better than that!
Fake It ‘Till You Make It
If none of the aforementioned tips is working, and you can’t get yourself out of the bad mood, consider faking the feeling of happiness until you finally make it. Trust me, pretending that you are cheerful for a short period of time can be highly beneficial, since it will eventually set you into the good mood. Straighten your posture, put a smile on your face, play your favourite song and you will see – happiness is contagious. Bad weather doesn’t have to come hand in hand with bad mood, that’s for sure!
As you can see, there are so many ways to fight bad mood caused by awful weather. You should just know that it is all up to you – don’t expect anyone to be your mood booster but yourself. After all, you are the one who knows what works the best in these situations, so give your best and make the most of it.
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