Weather's influence on mood

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therealbrandonwilson  •  24 Nov 2021   •  

It was dreary all day today, and when I went outside to retrieve the trash bins I noticed it’s starting to sprinkle. Most days in AZ are sunny and bright, so I notice a definite difference when it’s dreary.

I’m not sure I could live in a place like the Pacific Northwest where it rains all the time. I would have to put a lot more effort into managing my mood if I had to overcome all the gloominess.

When people find out I live in AZ, I usually hear one of two reactions. Either yay I love it there or I could never live there. When I ask why they couldn’t live in AZ, the answer is either “too hot” or “I like the change of seasons.” I get the first one but not the second one. I’ve lived in the “the seasons” and it’s not all it’s cracked up to be, especially winter.

I take sunny and bright weather for granted, so on a day when it is dreary and rainy, I am making it a point to be thankful that I live in a great place. No snow anywhere in sight.


Let me add on: bright and sunny but dry. 😆 I live in the sunny country but it’s so humid, sticky and moist, I’d rather the cooling gloominess of the rains!

jasonleow  •  24 Nov 2021, 2:54 am

I’ll take DRY over HUMID any day. First of all, less chance of MOLD.

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therealbrandonwilson  •  24 Nov 2021, 1:32 pm

Yes, mold here is horrible, especially in bathrooms. Thankfully we live in concrete apartment-like homes, so no sneaky mold beneath floorboards/walls

jasonleow  •  25 Nov 2021, 2:11 am