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View Poll Results: Energized or not by days when it's dark and rainy outside?
Yes! I love dreary, dark rainy days! 29 82.86%
No! I hate dreary dark rainy days! 6 17.14%
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:53 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Today in NJ weather it's overcast, been raining since the wee hours of the morning, sky is pretty darkened. It's just one of 'those' days that people complain about hating. Except these are the days I like most and literally get energized by them, the way I see others do on days when it's sunny and clear. I have always been this way... Always wondered is this depression/mental health related or not?

Do dreary days get you down? Or are you energized by them?
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Days like today rainy and dark I hate but at the same time it's good because those are the days I do the most chores around the house like laundry, house cleaning, things I wouldn't want to do if it was nice and sunny out. It also makes me want to lie around and do nothing sometimes too. On sunny warm days I like to get out and do things like go to the beach or sit outside on my porch.
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Today in NJ weather it's overcast, been raining since the wee hours of the morning, sky is pretty darkened. It's just one of 'those' days that people complain about hating. Except these are the days I like most and literally get energized by them, the way I see others do on days when it's sunny and clear. I have always been this way... Always wondered is this depression/mental health related or not?

Do dreary days get you down? Or are you energized by them?
For me, it all depends on where I am. If I get to be home, I love gray days. I can snuggle up, wear socks, open the windows and feel cozy. But if I have to go to work on a day like that, all bets are off. Ick.
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:00 PM
 
Location: zone 5
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I think I get energized by a change in the weather, especially when we've been stuck in a weather pattern for a long time. If it's been cloudy for days or weeks, it's great to see the sun and it really lifts my spirits. It's been sunny and dry here way too much this year, and we're having a bad drought. So lately it really does feel good to me when it's overcast (more restful on the eyes) and we get some rain. I hear in Arizona when it rains, people run outside to be in it.
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:32 PM
 
Location: southern born and southern bred
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on overcast days I wouldn't say I'm energized but I feel better and more normal. Too many sunny days in a row make me irritable.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Purgatory
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Today in NJ weather it's overcast, been raining since the wee hours of the morning, sky is pretty darkened. It's just one of 'those' days that people complain about hating. Except these are the days I like most and literally get energized by them, the way I see others do on days when it's sunny and clear. I have always been this way... Always wondered is this depression/mental health related or not?

Do dreary days get you down? Or are you energized by them?
I'm the same. I love the rain, I cannot stand hot sunny days in which every arsehole and their mothers are out.
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:21 PM
 
Location: In a state of denial
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Love, love, love dreary overcast days. It means my house stays cooler and I get more done. It means relief from the heat. I think I have SAD, but in the reverse from most people. When it's sunny and hot I'm depressed and stuck at home in bed, when it's overcast, cool, and rainy I'm energized. Thank God for rain!!!
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Old 06-17-2012, 02:57 PM
 
Location: IN
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I appreciate cloudy days in the warmer months. In the winter (in the north) I prefer sunny days due to the much lower sun angle and shorter daylight hours. Having snow on the ground during a sunny winter day makes things much brighter which I like.
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:29 AM
 
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I love dark or stormy days. To me they have a slightly magical quality.
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:15 PM
 
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My town is beautiful when it's overcast and rainy (and, being an oceanic climate, that happens often throughout the year) and I go for a walk and to cafés no matter what. I've always loved that sort of days, so my mood tends to be more positive too.

Regarding energy, though, it's not the sun but extreme heat (especially the heat + humidity combo) that takes it away from me.
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