So in the UK, we’re often prone to moaning about the weather. Sometimes its with good reason; sometimes you really do get all four seasons in one day, well in Devon anyway. The summer of 2012 has been one of pulverising and consistent rain, but today has been the hottest day of the year. So cue incredible sighs of the British public, finally enjoying the summer, basking in the sun and generally operating in an elevated mood.
Maybe it’s me: but I’d be interested to hear the proportion or percentage of people, for whom the weather plays little to no part in their mood. Today it just felt like everyone’s mood was improved by the sunshine and humid air. Now, I bring this up because, from my own perspective, I don’t think the weather plays any part in my daily mood. I’ve never felt uplifted if its ‘sunny’, nor felt low if its grey and damp, nor do I understand others who do. It’s just another day for me. Clearly the impact of sunshine or rain requires a functional change, say a change of clothes, suntan lotion at the weekend, etc., but thats about it for me. My mood is effected by what I have to do, rather than something as uncontrollable as the weather. If anything, I hated the humidity today and wished for cool rain. Needless to say, everyone at work and at home thinks I’m a bit weird.