- Posted by Richard Iurilli
- On March 6, 2015
Suffering from a lack of motivation? Look outside—it may be the weather.
We’ve all been there, especially around this time of year. Winter finally fades into the background (not a moment too soon, if you’re in the northeast like us, where we’re starting to feel like we’ve been transported to a colder, snowier Seattle), but March brings plenty of rainy days and gray skies along with its warmer temperatures.
If you feel less motivated than usual on those days, you’re not alone. Scientists haven’t been able to identify exactly why our motivation disappears when the sun does, but they have some ideas. There’s even a mood disorder called Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, that affects people who live in places that are consistently dark and dreary.