Monday, October 31, 2011

The Weather and Your Mood

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As it is getting colder and colder in New York City, people tend to get more irritated and less socially pleasant. Is it true that the weather has a direct impact on our mood?

On the one hand, when it's cold out and we are once again prone to catching cold and getting stuck with a running nose, there's not a lot to be happy about. On the other hand, our mood is dependent on us, and we can make it better if we choose to. It is all about thinking positively. A smile on your face can change the gloomiest day to a sunny one. Therefore, here are a few tips that might help you survive the cold weather if you notice that you are more irritated than usually:

1. Get a new soft and pleasant sweater. Not only will it warm your body, but your soul as well. Buying new things always makes us feel happier, especially now that you have an excuse like the change of season.

And remember: it has to be soft and pleasant. Otherwise, it will be another piece of clothing that you will wear once a year without being especially attached to it.

2. Choose your new favorite warming drink. It might be an Irish coffee, or just a cup of hot herbal tea. Whatever makes you feel warmer and happier will do. It helps to explore some new flavors and be creative. Creativity gives us the sense of accomplishment and self-satisfaction.

3. Prepare yourself for outside winter activities. Skiing or ice-skating can be so much fun if you do it with a group of friends. Make sure your winter sports equipment and clothing are in good shape. Otherwise, when you are finally ready to for it and it is not in a condition for use, this will add more stress and irritation into your everyday life. And by the way, while you are polishing those skiing boots, you will feel that anticipation is just as exciting as engaging in the activity.

4. Hit the road to beauty salons. This is not only for women. Winter is usually the time when we feel that our body is covered and does not have to be perfect. Pamper it for no one but yourself. Get a warming and relaxing massage or body exfoliation. Take off the extra load whether it be stiff shoulders or roughened skin on your heels.

5. And finally, reach out for the sense of self-respect. It is not the weather that has control over you. It is you who has control over the weather and your mood. Don't let the first snow knock you down. Instead, reply calmly and proudly, "The season is changing, but I am not."

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