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Sunshine Helps!

Saturday, June 04, 2011

I live near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which is not exactly known for its sunny weather! I find that when our weather is nice, my whole outlook on life is better. I eat healthier, I am more motivated to get exercise in, and my outlook in general is better. I have often wondered if I have SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), or if it is just general human nature to be happier when the sun shines.

I am finding that my strenuous yard work is my favorite form of exercise. Although I still have to force myself to clean inside my house, I am not as unhappy about doing it if I get to spend some time outside as well. Since there does not seem to be any shortage of work to do outside, I guess I will just have to try to find a healthy balance between chores that I enjoy and chores that I don't. One more way that Spark People has contributed to learning more about what makes me tick, and finding balance in my life!



Picture is my house in the winter in Pittsburgh!
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  • LINDSEYINAZ
    Your house is so charming!!

    Sometimes I wonder if I have SAD, too. I think it's just human nature to be happier when the sun is out. For most people, anyway! :)
    3319 days ago
  • DUSTYGIRL25
    That is such a beautiful picture of your home in the snow! Since I live in the Bay Area of CA, we never have any snow but we have plenty of cold cloudy rainy days (like this weekend). I have to agree about the sun. I am a totally different person when it is warm and sunny. I'm much more motivated and get so much more done.
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    3320 days ago
  • OLDERDANDRT
    You have a LOVELY house!!! Even in the s**w! (you know snow is a 4- letter word!) hehe I feel yucky when it's cloudy and gray. Sunshine always makes me feel better! You don't have to have S.A.D. I think those are the ones who get deeply depressed with the clouds. We just feel kind of yucky. So, here's to sunshine and smiles!!! emoticon emoticon

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    3320 days ago
  • JAMBUTTER
    We all have different moods in different seasons!
    3320 days ago
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