Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster

Scoping It Out: Spring is Here, Do You Have the Fever?

Spring girl tulipsMADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/20/14) — Finally.

Finally it is the season of short-shorts, beer with your baseball game, and stopping to smell the blooming flowers.

You've got the fever, and it has nothing to do with seasonal allergies.

Spring fever is actually a recognized psychological disorder that happens when the temperatures reaches the year's high, and sunshine isn't just a wish, it's a reality.

You could be experiencing spring fever if:

  • You are easily distracted/less productive: You catch yourself staring out the window while work continues to pile up on your desk.

  • You're needing less sleep: As the days begin to lengthen, you feel like you would rather be outside doing things instead of sleeping.

  • You're feeling happier: Melatonin lowers in the colder months, and serotonin rises in the spring, causing optimistic feelings relating to the weather and life.

  • You're more likely to feel like you need to exercise: Sunshine peeking through the blinds brings the energy to get off the couch and shed those winter pounds.

On the other hand, there are many people that can experience Seasonal Affective Disorder in the springtime.

The changing of the seasons can affect everyone differently, making some feel like many days have passed and time has been wasted.

Whether spring fills you with regret or warms your heart, it's here for three whole months.

Three months that can be filled with new beginnings and improving yourself.

How do you plan to adjust with the change of season?

Email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Taylor Riley
SurfKY News

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

Open Mic, Bike Night Offer Good Times in Greenville

GREENVILLE, Ky. (7/25/14) — There's plenty to do in downtown Greenville on Friday, July 25. The Muhlenberg Arts… Read More

Business Spotlight - McQuady's Automotive

GREENVILLE, Ky. (7/25/14) — McQuady's Automotive at 429 North Main Street is open and ready to take care of the… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

July 22, 2014 4199

Madisonville Woman Charged With…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 24, 2014 3150

Powderly Man Injured in Apparent Gun…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 24, 2014 2213

Madisonville Man Charged for Drugs,…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
July 23, 2014 2197

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 23,…

in Top Stories by Crime Stoppers
July 23, 2014 1884

Greenville Family Loses Home, Possessions…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

July 22, 2014 4199

Madisonville Woman Charged With…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 24, 2014 2213

Madisonville Man Charged for Drugs,…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
July 23, 2014 2197

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 23,…

in Top Stories by Crime Stoppers
July 21, 2014 1254

Madisonville Fire Chief Announces…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
July 25, 2014 1244

No One Injured in Truck-Train Collision

in Top Stories by Ami Clayton, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

July 22, 2014 1290

Alliance for a Drug Free Owensboro and…

in News by Carla Shelton
July 22, 2014 1235

Daviess County Traffic Advisory

in News by Keith Todd
July 23, 2014 1235

Owensboro Neighborhood Alliance Meeting…

in News by Sherry Girten
July 23, 2014 1152

Fall Baseball League Registrations

in News by Brittni Bunn
July 24, 2014 689

US 231 Ohio River 'William Natcher'…

in News by Keith Todd

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

July 24, 2014 3150

Powderly Man Injured in Apparent Gun…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 23, 2014 1884

Greenville Family Loses Home, Possessions…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 23, 2014 1644

Swinging for Sadie Raises $6,000 for…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
July 24, 2014 1052

Muhlenberg to Have State's Only Honey…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 24, 2014 866

Marching Mustangs Band Camp Underway

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 06social 21social 22social 04social 03