Beating the winter blues

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?

2 thoughts on “Beating the winter blues

  1. Lavender Attic

    I find Winter very, very hard too. I take high strength St John’s Wort Oct-Feb which I feel works for me. I’m a big believer in porridge too – I have it with frozen berries (£1.50 per bag in Iceland). Take care and keep warm xx

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  2. Linda Kay

    Well, I moved away from the cold weather, so am working through it beautifully! The thing that I found depressing was the lack of sunshine, and we have plenty of that now in Texas. But you have the right ideas….exercise, keeping busy, etc. You’ll make it!

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