How are you this Friday evening?
You’re almost there if you have to work Saturdays but if you don’t work in the weekend, breathe in deep; one deep breath in and one deep breath out. The week is now over…
I hope you can relax a little.
I was thinking about this topic for a long time. I figured hey let’s write about it after all I have lived in 5 countries and in all five countries the change of weather affected me one way or the other. You can imagine, I have never been in forty degrees and above for over seven years and some months, however, the 32 degrees in South Africa made me remember what it was like to live in temperatures at 40 degrees or above.
What is your ideal temperature?
Here are all the factors that come to mind when it comes to your mood and the weather.
Holidays in the sun and sand
You know you should also hear how people feel when they see a photograph. Let me explain in a bit about what I am trying to say here.
Do you notice how many people there are on the street? Did notice how much noise there is on the street? Did you notice how many people are sitting in the park? Did you notice how many people are eating ice-cream and strolling? Did you notice that people are dressed light? Did you see the difference in your child’s behaviour from winter to summer? Did you notice how much time you spend in the house? Did you notice that the windows are open wide, and the house is fresher and brighter? Did you notice how other people have viewed a photo of you surfing or with your board on a sunny day and a photo of you doing the exact same thing on a cloudy day? Hey, did you hear music sounding from houses and cars? Oh wait, last one, did you notice that you feel so hot that you want to eat lighter food like salads, for example.
I am sure you can think about a whole lot more things than what I have thought of above. I am sure you can’t wait for summer. See how the weather affects so many things and having warmer weather, people are much happier, but you know that the weather even affects your health. Too hot weather can kill people.
Take a look at the article below.
In Spain, with such high temperatures, I felt drained, even having like four fans in a two-bedroom flat. There was no way I would go out in the heat from midday to half-past four in the afternoon unless I had to go somewhere but generally, I would stay indoors during that time and of course, if I was working, then I was at least indoors. It was a bit irritating knowing that you can’t just go and enjoy yourself when the temperature was just right because you had to work. When you feel hot that’s it; it affects your energy levels, you lack patience, you feel tired, you feel sleepy, you can’t concentrate unless you have an AC.
I am sure it’s dangerous to go running at eleven in the morning, and I even saw people running in parks in Spain at midday. It was very hot in inland Spain in the summer and not to mention the effects of heat on the skin.
One thing for sure hot days kills negativity and mental illnesses like depression can be helped when it comes to spring and summer. There are a lot more people smiling, and there are more social activities. Being outdoors improves creativity too.
Let’s face it, in summer you are prone to spend more money than winter (let’s exclude Christmas from this). In summer, you a likely to eat healthier; that is seasonal fruit and veg, but when you’re on summer vacation that is something else altogether.
Did you ever wonder why the AC is on high or low in offices and is it deliberate?
Have a look at this article which talks about how the temperature at the workplace affects productivity.
Who doesn’t like to cuddle up and wrap themselves up in a blanket while it’s pouring down as they watch a movie eating popcorn? I sometimes do, how bout you?
Rainy days can be refreshing especially in spring when there are so many things flying around in the air causing hay fever and allergies, while in hot countries they pray for rain other countries have more days of rain than sun; let’s take England for example.
Rainy days can cause aches and pains, reduce activeness and doesn’t make you in the mood to actually do a lot but to sit in one place. In England, the temperature is cooler so you could even find yourself wearing a jumper a lot.
When its cold people tend to want to stay at home and even work from home, cold weather can also leave you stuck in the house with not many options, i.e. heavy snow.
In winter people tend to wear a lot of dull colours and many layers. The birds have migrated, and everything is dried out. People tend to be more negative.
I can extend on the topic, but if I do, you might find yourself reading a thesis, so I will end with this…
So, my question to you is how are you going to find the sunshine in all your days?
T. Dench Patel