Medical University of Vienna
Anyone who wants to experience those spring feelings in their minds needs to work on them in winter. This is the advice of Siegfried Kasper, Head of the University Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the MedUni Vienna, ahead of the forthcoming international "Brain Awareness Week" from the 12th to the 18th of March. Staying active and positive during the winter months too is the key to developing those spring feelings.
It’s actually quite difficult for people to develop positive feelings in spring. This is because people tend to spend winter mostly in dark, warm environments – and according to Kasper, this is the worst combination possible. Says Kasper: “If you hang around in dark places and you like being warm, it’ll make it much harder for you to get going when spring comes.” So the expert recommends keeping active in winter too: “Get out into the fresh air – especially when the sun’s shining.”