One of my favorite things about Spring is having more daylight at the end of a day! It makes me feel happier to see more of the sunshine and that makes sense given the connection between bright light and serotonin production. In short, bright light is known to raise levels of serotonin.
Healthy serotonin levels are linked to more positive moods in people whereas people struggling with depression usually have lower serotonin levels. It’s no wonder that exposure to bright light (light therapy) is used to treat seasonal depression or seasonal affective disorder (SAD) during winter.
Spring is here! Slather on your sunscreen and take a walk in the sunshine! The daylight lasts longer now and there is more time to do it!