Daily Post Prompt: The idea that the weather and people’s moods are connected is quite old. Do you agree? If yes, how does the weather affect your mood?
This was something I was only introduced to when I first started at my old job, so around six years ago. Prior to that, I’d never heard of it at all. At first, I didn’t buy into it. I’d heard of the theory from a guy at my work who also wholeheartedly believes in the Illuminati and also thinks women shouldn’t be allowed to drive “because they have hormones”. Yeah, it wasn’t exactly a reliable source.
It stick in the back of my mind though. I was curious, as the other people at work seemed to buy into it at varying degrees, when normally everything else the guy says is completely ignored. It wasn’t difficult to forget it either, when each month he’d remind everyone “it’s a full moon, prepare for crazy customers!”.
And you know what? He was right every time. This was when I started to understand why everyone else was buying into it. It seemed like he was onto something. Each time there was a full moon, we’d cop an overload of aggressive, upset, moody customers. It was uncanny and unexplainable. I don’t pretend to understand why the relationship is there, but it happened so regularly that it was hard to brush it off as coincidence.
I haven’t really noticed any other relationships with moods and weather, aside from the obvious things like people are happier when it’s warm and sunny, and grumpier when it’s raining and they’re wet.
In terms of how the weather affects me, I’m not sure really. I’d like to say it doesn’t, but that would be a lie, as I’m sure on some level it affects everyone. I know I feel happier when it’s a beautiful day, or when it’s storming and I’m safe and warm inside. I know I’m irritable when it’s really hot, and I’m more lethargic when it’s really cold. I don’t think any of this is unusual though. Not like the moon thing. I have no idea if I’m affected by that, I’ve never really thought about it. Maybe next time I will!