Increased anxiety during the summer months is more common than you may think. With higher levels of anxiety, some may also experience things like depression, insomnia and decreased appetite. There are many factors that can have an impact on your levels of stress during the summer.
Increased social pressure – Summer time is usually associated with spending time with family and friends or going on a tropical vacation. There is an untold pressure to look your best and be filled with joy during this time. For many, the idea of taking pictures, wearing summer clothing and spending hours in large groups of people can be stressful to say the least. The added financial impact that can come with summer time activities can have an impact on your mental health as well.
Hot temperatures – The raise in heat can be unbearable during the summer months. Medical professionals have made a connection between warm temperatures and an increase in panic attacks which can also be accompanied with excess sweating, dizziness, and fatigue. While the winter months can be dreadful, for some, the summer can be just as bad.
Seasonal Allergies – Anyone that has experienced bad allergies can tell you that they are not fun. With the peak of allergy season usually being in late spring-early summer, it can be terrible to even step foot outside your front door. Constantly needing to avoid outdoor activities and being stuck inside can cause anyone to experience increased anxiety and frustration.