Not all doom and gloom

Despite being by the coast and also being away from the hustle and bustle of London, waking up to a storm this morning was just not how I wanted to start my first Monday back at uni.

But, then I thought, hey, it’s not always doom and gloom, and it doesn’t have to be if I don’t want it to be.

I’ve heard people say, countless times, that bad weather puts them in a horrid mood. But you can stop it from doing so.

I mean, rain doesn’t have to depressing. At times it’s beautiful, and fascinating, part of a genius cycle that gives us rivers and valleys and oceans. I find it’s also quite nice to listen to, quite calming in fact, and the sound of rain has inspired many, from artists to composers.. which reminds me of Chopin’s Raindrop Predule (a good piece to listen to :))

Even if you just don’t like rain, I heard somewhere that just smiling, when we’re feeling under the weather, can make us slightly happy as it stimulates the part in the brain that’s linked to the feeling of happiness.

So why let the weather get to us? It doesn’t have to be depressing if you don’t want it to be, and it doesn’t need to be so. Like little children, who, on rainy days, are out in their colourful wellington boots and go round jumping in puddles and just having a tremendous amount of fun. To those kids, rain, sun, snow, whatever the weather, they still manage to find a reason to smile about it. So why can’t we take a leaf out of their books?

Yes you might have a 9am start (or a late finish) at university, or a 9 – 5 job you’d rather not be going into on a Monday morning such as today, but it’s always better to live every second to its fullest

Speaking of things that brightens my mood, reading the amazing posts on this blog by itmayormaynotrhyme, which are honestly so inspirational and moving, automatically puts a smile on my face regardless of the weather. Fantastic blogger and fantastic posts.

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