Evidence shows that rainy and grey days have a huge impact on people mood. Depression consults escalate and, mostly women, report to eat more “junk” food and move less.
There is a basic truth we have to remember today:
YOUR MOOD IS YOUR CHOICE.
I struggled with this idea for a long time until I could find no resources, no evidence, no paper, no psychologist, no friend that would tell me it wasn’t true.
Yes, YOU decide HOW you feel
And for most of us, it is not easy. It takes time and practice to learn how to make that decision. We have many learnt patterns of feeling and thinking however it is possible to change them to what we want to be now.
It may even work as a mantra, that phrase that you repeat to yourself when stuck in a question during an exam, that say you repeat before entering work every day, that thought that allows you to move one step further in your morning run.
Start off your day with your own “mantra”. Start every raining grey day deciding it is going to be a good one, a happy one. It is an exercise, takes time and practice. You can start today!