I remember reading an article about people moving to sunnier, drier weather conditionss for their health, and but I suppose that it was more about respiratory health than it was about emotional health, but for me, I moved down south to improve my mental health, however living inside a house with an electric heating system running for like 5 months in a row played havoc with my emotions.
But at that time, I didn’t realize that it was the weather conditions plus the lack of sunshine that played such a huge job in how I was feeling! I finally started seeing a therapist plus the more work I completed, the more it became clear that I needed to get myself to the sunshine, and so I ditched the old gas heating system in favor of a heat pump plus I’m so unquestionably glad that I did.
It’s rough for a lot of people to open up about emotional well being, to often my pals and I relate emotional struggles with some sort of failure. I felt so unworthy for so long before I started to do things for me, and again, that’s a big part of this whole thing. Being willing to trade all the heating for all the air conditioning was a huge step because I was doing it for me. I wasn’t appeasing anyone or trying to just get along. Now I make sure that I get my face into the sunshine every day that it’s shining. And that’s most days around here… Even when it’s so hot outside, I get out of the central air conditioner of my apartment to get that injection of sun goodness. It’s still quite nice outside that I can even slip out of the commercial Heating plus Air Conditioning of the office suite for time in the sun during my lunch hour. It’s made all the difference in my life.