Winter has well and truly set in here in Essex. The past two days have seen grey skies, fog and lots of rain. I have decided I have to take lots of small steps to stop the winter blues setting in.
Seeing some daylight is important. I work 5 days a week in an office with tinted glass. It is dark by the time I leave. So I make a point of walking for at least 15 minutes in my lunch break, as long as the weather isn’t too awful. It makes a big difference to my mental health.
The second must is a regular yoga practice, but really any exercise will do to get the endorphins pumping and to release some tension.
Finally keeping healthy by eating a good and nutritious diet is essential for me. Lots of fruit and veg and a decent breakfast each day. I like to have fruit and porridge as this is a cheap and healthy option that I can prepare very quickly in the microwave before I leave for work.
So far this approach seems to be keeping the winter blues at bay. Do you hate winter? What are your tips to get you through to spring?