Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Why Do We Feel Better On Sunny Days?

For me, the difference between how I feel on a sunny day versus a cloudy day can be quite dramatic. But it makes the most difference if I'm actually out in the sunshine, not just seeing it through a window. I seem to have a better sense of well-being and more energy. Are there any good scientific reasons for this or is it just an emotional reaction?
Yes.....Exposure to sunlight causes a glandular release of the "feel good" hormone Serotonin.So when the sun is beaming, your body gets more energy making it easier to feel good. This is not to say that you cannot feel as good on a cloudy day, but in this case you need to draw on energy from other sources to compensate for the reduced portion of energy from the sun.
What do you think? Does that make sense?






45 comments:

  1. bellissime foto....stupende! i tuoi post mi lasciano sempre...senza parole!

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    jos xx
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  2. Yes, it totally makes sense. Nevertheless, sometimes I feel immensely inspired by rain and storm. :)
    xo

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  3. Absolutely! This is for sure: in Vancouver, we catch the sun, we are there so many rains. Gloomy weather adds sadness. Possible impact and a lack of vitamin D. Thanks for the comment, come again:)

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  4. Great post!! yes, it totally makes sense!! And I have a pretty dramatic {positive} mood shift when it gets sunny as well! I'm seriously considering moving to a more sunny region!


    Krys

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  5. Very interesting post sweety! Sun always makes me smile and feel great!!! :) Love the pictures you shared!!!

    Thanks so much for the e-mail! I'll reply this evening :)

    XoXO
    Plami

    http://fashion-thrill.blogspot.com/

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  6. hey. i wanted to thank u for your comment on my blog. i really appreciate it. :)))

    kiss, la tiquismiquis
    http://tqsm.blogspot.com

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  7. Totally get it. I'm always so much happier in the summer. I always feel so much better!

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  8. It definitely makes sense, and I always feel a lot more energetic and generally happier in the sunshine, which is probably why I'm so moody in Winter. I'll just blame it on that from now!

    http://itsthedollhousebaby.blogspot.com/
    x

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  9. Nice!

    http://kalomka.blogspot.com/

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  10. I used to live up north, and when I was in college in class at the first start of warm sunny weather outside I was so distracted! I couldn't wait to get out of class and go outside. During the winter time I was always bummin' around depressed...hahaha but in spring and summer I was so happy. I totally agree that the weather affects the mood!

    http://live-life-in-style.blogspot.com

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  11. Hi, Federica! I love sunny days! I am much happier! On cloudy days I am very sad. I think it makes sense yes. Now here's a sunny day. That is to say I'm very happy, hehehe. I loved the pictures for inspiration!
    With love,
    Susie
    www.myfashionview.com

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  12. Beautiful photos!
    And yes, it does make sense.
    I always notice how the sun seems to bring out the best in people!

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  13. Of course the sun has a big influence on our mood.
    There could be much more sunny days in Germany...

    Christine
    http://district5-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  14. It makes a lot of sense! I went through a phase where I was working long hours indoors, and I didn't see the sun even once in a day. It was a terrible time, and I was quite depressed. To help, I started going to the tanning salon every few days, so that I could feel some light and warmth! It helped a bit, but now I have adjusted my life such that I can feel the sun most days :)

    Beautiful pictures, they make me pine for summer!

    xxMelissa

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  15. great photos
    great inspiration
    we feel better because the light of the sun makes us see things in a positive beautiful way.

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  16. Ah! Nothing so rejuvenating as a gleam of golden sunlight!! :)

    But I feel that an overcast sky with strong winds is as refreshing & beautiful! :))

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  17. I enjoy the occasional cloudy day and have to say I really love the rain. But if it weren't for the sun I don't think I'd be able to enjoy it so much.

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  18. I think that the sun makes sense about this high feeling of ernergy!xx

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  19. These are absolutely beatiful photos. I actually really enjoy rainy days but there is somthing great abut sunny days too.
    -Meagan
    http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

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  20. Waking up with a bit of sunshine equals happiness

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  21. love these photos! i definitely feel more energetic and happier on sunny days :)
    xxx
    Catflicks

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  22. Awesome pics! I agree, i feel better on sunny days!
    xoxo

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  23. Really amazing pics, love all them, they are very inspiring

    enamodeuse.blogspot.com

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  24. beautiful pictures.. sun make us happy :)

    *

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  25. Oh yes it does dear :)
    Nice pics Federica
    Bisous
    Yuli

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  26. Certo che ha un senso, concordo su tutto ! Io sono molto influenzata dal tempo...con il sole mi sento sempre molto più attiva e più felice :)

    http://fashionandcookies.blogspot.com

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  27. One of the reasons I live in the desert is because there is so much sunshine you are hardly ever in a bad mood!
    www.thewardrobediaries.com

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  28. My mood is undoubtedly better on sunny days! However, I usually am able to trick myself into a better mood on cloudy days by wearing bright, patterned, fun clothes. I find the way I dress also has a big impact on my mood!

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  29. Sunny days always makes me feel good.

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  30. I second that. We're going in to winter and cold, windy days puts everyone in a bad mood.

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  31. Complete sense! However, every once in a while I welcome a rainy day to stay in and watch movies:)

    http://2anchor.blogspot.com

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  32. The pictures are increble!
    I loved that!
    Thanks to your visit im my blog!
    http://estilodacris.blogspot.com
    I´m from Brasil..
    Kisses

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  33. i agree! the weather can change my mood. rainy days make me lazy.

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  34. ahahahhahah i can not believe!!!!!i have just posted something connected with the weather and its influence on our mood!:D i like ONLY warm and sunny weather,only then i feel alive!!:) great pics btw!!!!:)
    kisses
    jelena
    http://glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com/

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    I went through your shop and I love some of the pieces. Have you made them? I really love a red dress!

    Love

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  36. I love this post! I prefer sunny days but I have to admit that sometimes I love cloudy days, especially in Fall!

    xoxoxo

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  37. The Sun being out def affects our day! when its gloomy, you feel sad and in just a bad mood. But when the sun is out, people have a smile in their faces!
    xoxo
    izzy&maria
    http://www.glamtimee.com

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  38. Indeed and also i feel inspire in the sunset! beijosss

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  39. I feel the same way..great photos!


    Krystle
    http://dearwinsome.blogspot.com/

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  40. Oh but this makes complete sense. I am usually very jubilant in summer especially when I am out in the sun, and almost suffer from depression on cloudy, rainy or gloomy day. :)

    Love

    Tashrin
    Twitter - @ishrattrishna

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