You Vs The Weather

It seems as if everyone is talking about the weather all the time! In fact, if you are anything like my friends and me, your conversations might always begin with a quick discussion about the how sunny it has been or how much rain we’ve had recently. We just can’t seem to get enough of this weather chat!

The reason for this is that we so often have to live our lives according to the day’s weather. For instance, if you had planned to go to the park with the kids at the weekend, waking up to find that it’s raining is probably going to lead you to quickly rethink your plans! But, there are some other more serious reasons why we are so interested in the weather. Here are some scenarios where it feels like it’s us versus the weather, and how you can always win.


Rainy Day Plans

It may not be the most serious of problems, but when rain spoils your plans for the day, you might be left struggling to think of how to entertain the kids. It’s always a good idea to have a backup plan in mind, even if the forecast is for a sunny day. After all, the weather can be so unpredictable at times! So, if your playdate at the park does get rained off, consider a day out at your nearest museum or go for a dip in your local swimming pool. It’s also a good idea to let your kids know about this backup plan so that they aren’t too disappointed when it’s raining.


People often find that they have low energy through the winter months when the weather gets cold and the days are very short. However, for some people, this turns out to be more than just feeling down because of the weather. It’s actually possible to develop seasonal affective disorder (known as S.A.D.) which causes them to get quite depressed in the winter. Often known as ‘the winter disease’, the main symptoms of S.A.D. include a constant low mood, tearfulness, and a lack of please in their day-to-day activities. If you think that a member of your family is suffering from this health condition, it’s important to take them to see their doctor for treatment. One of the best treatments is to go out in the sunshine as often as possible.Lots of exercise, a healthy diet, and reducing stress levels can go a long way to help treat S.A.D.


It’s not just bad weather that we have to battle with sometimes – sunny days can also be a struggle sometimes too! Being out for too long in the sun puts you at a very high risk of getting sunburn. If your skin gets burnt quite often, your chances of developing skin cancer will greatly increase. But that doesn’t mean you need to stay inside all summer! There is plenty that can be done to stop you getting burnt. First of all, you should always apply plenty of sunblock. This will prevent the sun’s harmful rays affecting and damaging your skin. Wearing a hat and drinking plenty of water can stop you suffering from heat stroke, which can end up very nasty indeed.

Home Maintenance

It’s not just us personally that the weather sometimes has it in for. It can also take it out on our home as well! Periods of excessive rainfall could pose a risk of flooding, and you might need to use the likes of Restorationeze services to repair any water damage that affects your property. Rain and storms could also damage your guttering and roof, so it is a good idea to always inspect your property once the weather fairs up to make sure that you don’t need to carry out any emergency repairs. Even if you haven’t experienced any particularly bad weather recently, it’s still a good idea to check out the exterior of your property every few months as wind and rain can cause wear and tear in paint and woodwork.

Cold Weather And Illness

Once the weather starts to get colder, lots of parents know that something is on its way: cold and flu season! During cold weather, the body is a lot weaker and susceptible to these kinds of common illnesses. So, it is important that you know how to protect your family from cold-weather illnesses. The best ways to strengthen the body and immune system is to always eat a healthy diet and stay as active as possible. You will also find that taking a daily multivitamin supplement will also improve your chances of staying healthy throughout the cold season. Focusing on personal hygiene is also important as well. Make sure your children know that they should always wash their hands after using the toilet and touching food. This will prevent any germs and bacteria spreading around the house and making everyone sick!

Pest Control

We’re not the only ones who love the hot weather. Unfortunately, so do many common pests and vermin. Once these little creatures start to come out more in the summer, you might start to find them in your home. If you do, it is important that you get rid of these few critters before more join them, and it turns into an infestation! If there are just a couple of insects, simply spraying them with some bug spray and cleaning your home should be enough to get rid of them. However, if you notice that there are a few creatures scuttling around your home, you might have to call a pest control specialist to help you! Generally speaking, it is better to prevent an infestation than control it. So make sure all your doors and windows are shut as often as possible, and you never leave any food out on kitchen worktops.

As you can see, we are constantly having to adjust our lives depending on the weather! Hopefully, you now know how you can always beat it!  

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