Winter melancholy: Do winter results in mood swings?

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Winter is a pleasant surprise of the year specially for a tropical country of India where the majority of population lives in the tropics. Winter can work as a relief to some extent and also it may raise some new freshness.

Winter is a pleasant surprise of the year specially for a tropical country of India where the majority of population lives in the tropics. Winter can work as a relief to some extent and also it may raise some new freshness. Besides, have you ever felt sad in winters ? Or do you find yourself having mood swings ? If yes then you are perfectly normal and your brain is working perfectly fine.

There are few scientific answers behind this psychological change you may experience in winters.

LACK OF SUNLIGHT

As compared to summer, during winter the earth is at the longest point of its axis circulating sun. Due to this there is a lack of sunlight, which eventually results in the lowering of temperature. When your body feels low this causes a feeling of sadness in your mind.

In countries like India where the temperature could be normal by the day, falls quickly at night. These sudden changes in the temperature can result in mood swings. Where you may find yourself or your friend or partner to be happy by the day and sad by the night, and it is normal.

THE COLOUR GREY

Colours not just only represents the mood, but colour is something which has the power to ignite a particular feeling in a person. For example, red and yellow colour is associated with hunger, a person often feels hungry looking at the colour red and yellow, due to this you can see that many food companies use the colours in their logo and Branding, ex. McDonald’s.

In a similar way grey colour is associated with sadness, when in winter, the sky is all grey, and sometimes even at noon we couldn’t find blue spots, this may cause a certain level of depression.

JANUARY

You may wonder, if winter causes such a thing, and this great deal of psychological effects on the human mind, then what is the peak of winter?

As there are longest days and longest nights that take place on earth and so there are the hottest days and coldest days to compete against each other. January is considered as the saddest month as it is the peak of winter and one finds themselves held in anxiety and depression around this month. The sky is grey, and the sun is rarely seen in January.

HOW TO FIGHT WINTER SADNESS?

Fighting the winter sadness is not a big deal at all, as nothing in this world is permanent, this will also end by time. For not getting caught in the ill feeling of the cold there is something that you may do to prevent it.

Joining a gym and working out may help to fight the feelings and mood swings. If grey is the saddest colour then yellow is the happiest one, you can also wear bright colours in winter to feel happy. Hanging out with friends is the greatest thing to do, friends are just a free therapy. Light a lamp if indoor and force yourself to be out. If you follow this prevention, then there are chances that even if the temperature reaches its negative, you’ll stay positive.

Srinidhi Ram

Srinidhi Ram

Dreamer,StoryTeller,Sketcher

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