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Storm On The Way Actually Improves My Mood

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Sitting here in south Jersey in the path of the dreaded Frankenstorm, Hurricane Sandy, as the wind starts to whip things up, I realize my depression has lifted. I think that's the case anytime mother Nature takes control & makes it clear she is more powerful than we tiny humans. I don't know why a big storm makes me feel better. Anyone else? Not sure why... maybe facing 80+ mph winds puts things in perspective for me... maybe it's just the distraction effect. Maybe it's because I most likely won't be able to get to work tomorrow!

Anyway just wanted to share & wondered if anyone else experienced a boost from the super storm effect...

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Me too. I detest the cloudy gray days, but like them just as much. Its strange to many people.

Stay safe with the Frankenstorm. : )

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I also kinda like it. I like it when the sky is gray or stormy. I like how it makes everyone else a little less happy. And there's always the possibility that some sort of conflict brought on by the storm will make my existence feel a bit more meaningful. Like if my family needs me to help clean up debris or something else I might be needed for. And I've been seeing stuff about somehow getting 1 or 2 feet of snow around where I live, so they might need me to shovel snow! After all, dad's back is messed up and mom's clumsy and weighty. This young fella just might be needed for something!

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I'm also sitting and waiting for Sandy in CT. I wonder if it's going to turn out as bad as they seem to think.

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Looks like it's doing the opposite of most hurricanes. Normally their outer edge swings by us.

That said, I actually like rainy days over sunny ones. Sunny days make me feel like I have to, DO something. Which, is usually what I don't want to do.

Stormy weather like that is overkill however. I'm not a power outage fan.

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Lol, I for one am definitely in a better mood when things are getting insane/dangerous/scary. For example, I may be getting a job as a pizza delivery driver in a rather crime ridden town, and the idea of being robbed, especially at gunpoint, excites me instead of worrying me. They tell me its part of the addict brain I have, it gets off on danger and is drawn to it.

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We have just had Sandy pass by us. Yesterday night was very windy and today crazy wind and rain. When these things happen and I am at home I feel wonderful. Safe, warm and snug. However today I had to go out into the storm and drive through the mess to get to work. I am always frightened when it rains while I am at work. Not sure why but it's sure to be a horrible day for me. And I have an appointment after work so won't get home till after dark. Going to be tough for someone already dealing with rapid onset depessive episode.

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We are still having bad rain, wind, cold. Im more inland though.

Yeah a storm never worries me for some reason . Its nature.

On another forum people are freaking. I always like rain, esp. if my mood matches it.

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I was terrified of storms as a kid after a tornado hit here, but i got past it and now i also enjoy a thunderstorm and rain if it matches my mood (usually does too ) and I don't have to work. I'm just not used to this cold weather though. The changing of seasons affects my mood more than a storm. I guess I mean the changes in sunlight and temperature

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Well, that 2 feet of snow actually came. It was so heavy, it felt like I was shoveling gallon jugs of water. It stopped being fun after the first hour or two that I spent out there. And being stuck in a 45 degree house for days on end without heat or electricity got me a little creative. I'm making a papercraft me now and I put stove grates over some candles (the kind with 3 wicks) to heat up water!

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I like storms especially with lightning/thunder - although I suspect that probably has to do with the amount of metal i listen to :)

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I like storms and thunder too:) It drowns out the clutter in my mind a bit. It sucks if I have to go out though..

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