Friday, 6 May 2016
It's amazing how much better the sunshine can make us feel.
It brings with it feelings of happiness, it makes us feel like life isn't quite so bad after all.
It's warmth and energy can make us feel happier and more positive.
It gives us the urge to go outside and enjoy it whilst it lasts.
Sunshine makes the world seem a brighter, more interesting place.
It makes us more sociable - after all who wants to stop for a chat, or go to a barbecue when it is raining and cold.
We can enjoy spending more time outside, gardening, walking, reading, just relaxing.
Some of these effects are psychological, but some are backed up by science.
The sun on our skin triggers our body to produce Vitamin D andsunlight helps us to maintain our wake and sleep cycles, so can help us to sleep better.
It is always important to remember to protect our skin against the sun with sunscreens, hats and clothing.
That way we can enjoy the benefits that the sun brings, while still protecting ourselves from damage.
So if the sun is shining wherever you are in the world, embrace it's energy, enjoy it, live life, enjoy.