I don’t know if it comes from being a Highly Sensitive Person or if there is something else that happens, but I have always been very sensitive to the approach of storms. I think it might have something to do with the change in pressure and rise in humidity. Though, I live in fairly humid environments already. Whatever the cause, I’ve always been able to tell when a bigger storm or change in weather is coming.
Usually, this happens in the spring, when storm season is pretty high. Occasionally, I’ll get it in the summer and we won’t see a storm for two days, but the pressure changes dramatically.
It’s all very cool and interesting, being able to sense the weather. Except for the way that I sense it.
I get jumpy. Agitated. The hairs on the back of my neck start prickling and I snarl at any sounds of things that make me uneasy. I haven’t found many solutions for this. Sometimes exercise helps. Sometimes it only increases the agitation. Sometimes watching a movie/television helps, but often I just get too distracted to pay attention to what’s going on. Most of the time, the only thing I can do is wait for the storm to actually show up. It almost always improves after the storm starts.
Anyways, the point is, I’m feeling jumpy. I’m feeling agitated. Wary. And this morning, under exactly the same circumstances (me working on my computer) I wasn’t. Between that, the drop in temperature and the fact that I’m staring at some seriously dark clouds, I’d say Edinburgh is in for a whopper of a storm.
Don’t worry, I bought chocolate.