I can't believe that it's September already! I love summer because I love the hot temperatures, sunshine, and longer days. Now it's all coming to an end as autumn slowly (or actually, rapidly) approaches. Just thinking about it makes me a little sad. I've noticed that my mood is directly affected by the weather and I think that's the case for many many people. Have you ever felt that your moods are tied to the weather as well?
What Summer Means To Me by Kristybee
Yes, I want to live the kind of charmed life evoked by these photos.
Thanks to studies done by psychologists (they never let me down), there is evidence that weather does indeed directly affect the moods of some of us. Now we can say we're not making this stuff up when we blame our crankiness on the rain (or the sun).
Summer Sun by irenechan
A study surveyed 500 adolescents and their mothers and identified four groups: Summer Lovers, Summer Haters, Rain Haters, and everyone else who either weren't affected by the weather or didn't really fit into a pattern.
Silver Rain Cloud necklace by NIKJewelry
Summer Lovers felt happier, less fearful, and less angry on warm sunny days. They felt less happy and more angry and anxious on rainy days.
Summer Haters felt the reverse of Summer Lovers on sunny and rainy days.
Rain Haters felt angrier and less happy on days with more precipitation. I'm not sure how they're different from Summer Lovers, but maybe they're less affected by sunny days?
rain drops by lulubeaucoup
Surprisingly, the children of mothers who reacted to the weather in a certain way often reacted in the same way. I wonder if it's because they've learned from their mothers that certain weather represents certain emotions or if it's really a genetically-based reaction.
I don't think I fit into either of these 3 groups because I do enjoy an occasional downpour. What do you think of this article/survey?
To read the entire article, head over to The Body Odd.
sterling silver weather forecast earrings by huiyitan
Hello Rain by somethingbeautiful77
Hello Sun by somethingbeautiful77
8x12 Summer Photograph by Lori411
C'est la vie by crossbird