How weather affects you has a lot to do with your activities and what you prefer. Summer Lovers experience an improved mood in warm and sunny weather.
For another category mood declines on rainy days, while for the Unaffected, weather doesn’t count much.
Most people feel best when temperatures are 10°C – 21°C, the atmospheric pressure is high and skies are clear. Interestingly, the winter season and snowy weather can also boost your mental wellbeing.
Although you can’t control the weather, monitoring your symptoms will get you ready to outsmart dark, rainy, cold or hot seasons.
Find Natural Light ☀️
Increase your serotonin production, mood, memory and creativity by spending as much time outside and in motion as you can. Create routines for outdoor time and exercise in the Earkick selfcare companion app and find out what works best for you.
Want to dig deeper into the science of how weather influences your emotional health and what you can do to feel your best? Check out the following sources:
- Come rain or come shine: individual differences in how weather affects mood
- Neural Substrates Associated with Weather-Induced Mood Variability
- The Nordic Exceptionalism: What Explains Why the Nordic Countries Are Constantly
- Among the Happiest in the World
- The science behind why snowy weather is good for your mental health
- Weather and Health Symptoms
- Temperature and mental health: Evidence from the spectrum of mental health outcomes
- Impact of Temperature on Physical and Mental Health: Evidence from China
- Hot days lead to more mental health emergencies, study finds
- Is there an association between hot weather and poor mental health outcomes? A systematic review and meta-analysis
- 7 Rainy Day Activities to Brighten Your Mood
The Earkick selfcare companion app is built on four science-based elements. Check out the respective blog post on why and how we designed it.