It’s been said that our mood sometimes can depend on the season, and there’s this lingering belief that the summer months make us happier. But is this true? Let’s find out.It is true that during winter people tend to be gloomy or even suffer from depression because of the lack of sunlight. Some people even take Vitamin D supplements in order to combat the gloom. So, it does follow that summer months make us happier.

But for us, however, it’s not just the sunlight that ups our moods. During the summer months, we tend to be the most mobile and we can do things that are really, really fun, like going to the beach, going to hot parties and other stuff. We tend to be restricted in winter because of the cold.

As for happiness itself, it really is nothing more than a decision that you need to make on your part for the sake of your own health. It could be summer and yet you could be feeling gloomy inside.

If you want to be happier, there are many things you could do. Exercise regularly because it’s known to improve the mood. The type of exercise we recommend would be yoga. Yoga is a 7,000 year-old practice of different animal postures in order to control the glands and hence, the hormones, of the body. Eat a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables because really, a healthy body is a happy. Drink plenty of water. Don’t forget to eat your favorite foods.

Cultivate your spiritual life and put your faith in something bigger than yourself. Meditate, pray or do both. The important thing is to feel that there’s more to this life than just eating and working.

Meet people. Make new relationships or improve the ones you already have, no matter if you think you’re a loner because no man is an island. If there’s someone you’ve had a fight with in the past, forgive him or her. You’d be surprised at how much better you feel by wiping off the proverbial chips on your shoulder.

Above all, however, get to know yourself and figure out what you really came here to do (in other words, have something to do). Most people start to become miserable when they feel that they’re not growing and are feeling stuck in their lives.