Does Your Mood Change When the Weather Changes?
Did you know that the weather can have a large impact on your mood and your overall well-being? As we’re entering the fall season here in the United States, many people will wake up with allergy symptoms that make them sneeze or give them problems with their breathing. Some of these individuals may even blame their cranky mood on their allergies.
When there is a surge of people running to their doctor’s office or the emergency room when pollen counts are high, it’s
usually the same time of year when the weather changes. What this means is that non-allergic symptoms also are prevalent when you experience a sudden variation in humidity and temperature. This is also the reason why people run to their doctors believing they’re allergic, but after spending countless amounts of money, they learn that they tested negative for all sorts of allergy types.
Improve Your Mood when the Weather Changes
While it may feel like you have an allergy, the fact of the matter is that when the barometric pressure drops, humidity suddenly increases, or the temperature drops unusually fast, these changes in the weather could trigger a migraine headache if you have a history of them.
Basically, whenever something affects your health and you don’t feel well, it’s understandable that it also impacts your mood. So how do you overcome feeling cranky and miserable and still present a happy and joyful attitude to the world? Maybe a better question is: How can you convince yourself that a temporary allergic series of symptoms will NOT affect your mood?
While it is probably not logical or practical to think about moving to another city or state where you wouldn’t experience as many temperature changes, you do have control over your mindset. Not everyone climbs into bed and pulls the covers over their head when they have an “off” day. But, if you don’t feed the negative thoughts and ill feelings, you truly can turn your dark mood into a bright mood.
Admittedly, it takes practice to tell yourself that you feel can feel better and that you are going to have a good day. You really have three choices about handling how the weather affects your mood. You can complain about it. You can self-talk yourself into a better mood. Or, you can arrange a consulting session with me. In a quick 50-minute phone call, I can give you techniques that you can utilize to transform your thinking. Of course, if you have a serious health condition, and your intuition tells you it’s more than a bad mood you’re dealing with, then, of course, you’ll want to consult with a health care professional.
How urgent is the situation? Just as sports figures have personal coaches that help them through the bad times and celebrate with them during the good times, you might discover how much better you feel when you can confide confidentially with a professional like myself. To discover more about the process, click this link and fill out the form to receive more information. I look forward to hearing from you.
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