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It never did until I moved to the mid-west. I have become petrified of tornadoes, and now anytime there is a thunderstorm, I am filled with anxiety and dread. We had tornadoes come through a few weeks ago and one went through our yard and yanked up trees and such. Before that, everyone told me I was being silly about being so afraid, but now that I have actually seen it happen, it has made my anxiety way worse. If I even hear there is going to be thunderstorms, I panic.
So, normal weather changes don't affect me, but thunderstorms or high winds send me running for cover!
The weather totally affects my anxiety. Overcast rainy days are terrible. I get the blues, and everything seems to bother me a lot, or worry me, or depress me.
Sunny days, the opposite! I feel like the world is in the palm of my hand!
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I always try to go out of the office during the day to get some fresh air. I do tend to feel better on sunnier days. On rainy days, I tend to feel cooped up and controlled by the weather.
This may sound strange, but I rarely open blinds or windows. I am also a night person, and I think the weather matters less when you are a night person. However, there is a huge downpour outside, the kind that just prevents one from doing daily tasks. Bad winters and too hot summers are also a problem. I live in a city where all I have is public transportation and my feet, so bad weather doesn't give me anxiety so much as just a dreary outlook for the day if I have places to go.
I have not noticed a pattern myself with the weather, but then again I haven't thought about it. Now with my depression I notice the weather effects it;especially with a few overcast days in a row.
Hope the shines brightly and that you'll have a terrific day today!
Cynthia~~~ A follower of Jesus Christ!!
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I think it does for me as well....but it also depends on other things. Just one or two days of rain usually lessen my Anxiety because of the comforting nature of the sound of rain. But if it goes much beyond that the levels tend to rise....kids can't go outside, dog can't go outside, I can't go outside.
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A little bit. I can't do what I would like to outside so it's very depressing.
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Has anyone noticed that the weather affects their anxiety? It is really rainy and overcast here today and my anxiety seems to be between an 8-9. I've noticed that there seems to be a pattern. Just wondering if anyone else was experiencing this.
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God grant me the serenity
To make good food choices;
Courage to turn away from baked goods;
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Living healthy one day at a time;
Enjoying my journey;
Accepting that the road to wellness can be hard;
Taking the tools of better eating out into the world
As I should, free from the bad habits of the past;
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