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The Truth About Sunshine and Happiness

Earlier this year, BBC invited me to come on radio to chat about sunshine and happiness. I was thrilled to accept the invite and get ready for an interesting discussion. I was eager to share my perspective on whether the weather affects your mood as much as you think, and, of course, offer tips on how to feel happier if the weather is getting you down.

As someone who’s lived in both extremes of the weather scale (think -30 C in icy Finland and +40 C in tropical Brazil), I can’t deny that there is some kind of connection. However, it’s not as big of a connection as you think. According to science, there is one element of weather that can influence your mood, but really only that one. That means that if you train your mind and your perspective to make the most out of it when it happens, and to deal with it when it doesn’t, you’re back in control of your happiness, regardless of the weather around you.

That’s why in this interview I was eager to share what that connection is – and what it is not. I was also eager to remind the listener that even if the weather is looking a bit gloomy and grim, you always have the power to change your perspective to one that helps you to feel brighter and bolder. Of course, in the interview, I also share three simple tips you can do to up your mood regardless of the state of the sky.

Listen to the full interview below and discover whether there is a link between sunshine and happiness.

Now, I’d love to hear from you. What is one thing you will commit to doing to feel better when the weather is looking grim? Comment below with you insights and inspire the rest of the Happyologist readers.

If you enjoyed this post, please do like it, tweet it, post it, share it, all of it – I really appreciate it and so will those who need to know weather doesn’t dictate their happiness.

With that, I wish you good luck in your adventures and until next time!

With love, light and happiness,

Susanna x


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2 Comments

  • raj lakhani says:

    Hi Susanna

    Great interview. Your smile was infectious and made made me smile. People can feel your smile even though they cannot see you.
    I like your your quote ‘let the weather dictate what your wear and not your happiness’.
    Keep smiling

    Regards
    Raj

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