With the arrival of spring, our body undergoes a series of changes that can occasionally affect our mood. Discovering why these changes occur and how to manage them can be key to maintaining emotional balance during this season of renewal.

They say in Spain that "spring alters the blood" and the truth is that this popular saying is not misguided. Although our blood does not suffer alterations, our body and our mood in spring are not the same. With the arrival of this season we suffer certain variations that can derive in tiredness, melancholy or, on the contrary, exaltation and joy.


The arrival of spring brings with it a series of physiological and emotional adjustments that can affect our perception of the world around us. Although the popular saying suggests that "spring alters the blood", the reality is that our nervous system is the main protagonist of these changes, as psychologist Elisenda Pascual states.

Why does spring affect us in this way? The answer lies in the characteristic elements of this season: increased sunlight and temperature changes. These factors trigger a hormonal response in our body, according to Eva Perea, therapist, which can influence our mood in different ways.

During the spring, it is common to experience fluctuations in our mood. Some people feel full of energy and optimism, while others may experience fatigue and discouragement. These changes, although sometimes subtle, can have a significant impact on our daily lives.


At the mood level, we can experience the following states of mind:

Joy and exhilaration

Our mood in spring can be positively affected: we feel alive, positive, full of energy and more cheerful than ever. We feel the desire to do things, we feel like going out, meeting people... and, in general, we spend less time sleeping.

These feelings have their origin in hormones. This feeling of joy is attributed to the release of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin, which are associated with feelings of happiness and well-being.


Spring asthenia

On the other hand, for some, the arrival of spring can trigger a feeling of tiredness and discouragement. This spring asthenia is characterized by fatigue, headaches and lack of energy. Changes in hormone levels and exposure to sunlight may contribute to these symptoms.

The causes of spring asthenia are also found in the changes in temperature and the hours of sunlight typical of this season. These cause alterations in the blood levels of some neurotransmitters and hormones.

Sunlight, for example, increases the release of melatonin, which promotes sleep. And the heat reduces blood pressure and the body consumes significant amounts of energy and promotes feelings of tiredness, weakness and drowsiness.


Fortunately, these symptoms do not usually last too long, and as soon as we adapt to the new season we will be back to normal. A balanced diet, practicing sports and sleeping well will help us to combat this mood.

Although mood swings during spring are common, it is important to remember that they are temporary. Over time, our body adapts to the new conditions and we regain our emotional balance. Maintaining a healthy diet, exercising regularly and prioritizing good rest can help minimize the negative effects of this seasonal transition.