Have a case of the winter blues? Luckily, spring is just on the horizon and so are happier times. Spring marks the end of a long, cold, and often depressing winter season. But thankfully, when spring comes around, many people’s Seasonal Affective Disorder takes a turn and their state of mind drastically improves. But why is it that spring brings out the best in us? Here are just a few of the ways that spring promotes a more happy state of mind.
When spring arrives, the earth finally tilts closer to the sun, ridding Canada of its stark, bitter cold temperatures. As we warm up, we also start to feel a greater sense of joy and happiness. So it’s no surprise that warmer temperatures during the spring play an important role in boosting our overall sense of comfort and wellbeing.
More Hours Of Daylight
Spring also brings extended hours of daylight, and of course, increased exposure to that glorious sunshine. As the nights get shorter and the days stretch further, the longer exposure to the sunlight increases the serotonin levels in our body, making us feel happier and more vibrant. Additionally, the more sunlight we experience, the more our bodies decrease the levels of melatonin, which provides us with an energy boost during the day.
Fresh Flowers & Vibrant Colours
As flowers blossom and the nature around us springs back to life, our moods start to increase as a result. Believe it or not, it has been scientifically proven that being amongst nature and even simply looking at flowers can lift our spirits and enhance our mental state.
Improved Air Quality
The winter months bring along extremely dry air and harsh winds that can cause skin and eye irritations, as well as allergies. On the other hand, spring brings increased moisture that can get rid our bodies of these annoying symptoms, improving overall health and enhancing the way you feel.
With warmer air, you can finally crack open your windows and soak in all of that pleasant fresh air. It’s been proven that even a good dose of fresh air can make you feel much more at ease and happy.
Sunlight can do wonders for your body. Did you know that the suns rays can trigger your body to produce certain vitamins? Vitamins like D3 are naturally created when you spend more time outside, which can automatically enhance your overall health and wellbeing.
More Leisure Time Outdoors
Better weather and longer days mean more time for leisure activities outside. Research has shown that getting outside and engaging in activities can help improve your mood and the overall state of mind.
Not everyone makes it until spring without feeling those intense bouts of depression and anxiety. When your wellbeing is suffering through the winter, and it feels next to impossible to manage or feel any sense of joy, we can help! Our team at Ottawa Hypnosis are professionally trained to guide you through your problems and find ways to improve your situation and overall sense of wellbeing. So don’t suffer quietly. Come visit us today and let us help you get back to a more happy and healthy state.