How to improve your mood during autumn winter

tips on improving your mood during autumn winter

Hello gorgeous people! How are you all today?

Today’s post is the second installment of my autumn winter series and today’s theme is, all about your mood.

A lot of people find it challenging, myself included, in making that switch from the Summer season to this one. It can be especially difficult for those that suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder or have mild depression or a mental illness. Don’t get me wrong, autumn winter can be great too, especially when you think about all the seasonal colours, clothing, over the knee boots and copious amounts of hot chocolates and dare I say it…the Christmas holidays. But there’s also grey skies for a lot longer, dark mornings and bitterly cold days.

So here are a few of my tips in dealing with this.

  • Go outside

Yes I know it is cold and may even be raining but, you need to go outdoors. I can’t tell you the number of weekends I spent indoors and I felt worse than the days I went out. Even if it’s for an hour, go out. Go to the park or walk to your high street for your favourite drink or just to window shop. Be in the light as much as possible. Please go outside!

  • Find your joy

This is something that I tend to ask people I interview and in my former life as a Counsellor, I asked new clients, what makes your heart sing? Find the thing that fills you with joy and if you don’t have that something, then what about the things that make you feel good. Go do that and often.

  • Celebrate

I’m not referring to Christmas, but if it’s something you celebrate great! What I am saying is find things in your life to celebrate. You passed a test…well done! Acknowledge it and let it seep into your being like liquid gold until you’re glowing like a Charlotte Tilbury highlighter on the outside. You get the picture :).

  • Plan stuff

When you have something to look forward to life becomes more palatable especially during the colder months. It could be going to see that latest movie with the hot actor or actress you like. Or just having a day where you and your friends eat junk, play games and talk into the wee hours of the morning. Little things matter and add up to help you feeling good.

  • Exercise

This is such an important topic that it will be dealt with in a separate post so keep a look out for that. However, get your body moving and no you don’t need a gym membership. I work out at least twice a week before work with Fitness Blender. It isn’t easy but it gets your heart pumping and helps to release those endorphins which will help to improve your mood.

  • Take it easy

Finally, remember to breathe and ease up on yourself. Light candles, play your favourite music, have a soak in the tub. Just relax.

If you notice that you’re having a really hard time during the colder months, then speak to your GP, just don’t suffer in silence.

How do you cope with the colder months? Share below, you never know who may help with your suggestions 😉

Until next time be well

x

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  1. Zoe Alicia

    I find all of these tips very helpful Majean, and practice them myself throughout the year to help my mental health x

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    1. majeang

      I’m glad they’re helpful and that’s really good. So important to look after your mental wellbeing x

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  2. Be the Best You

    Great tips! I somehow survived last winter. I think finding something I’m passionate about to work on at home, and reading a great book series helped a ton.

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    1. majeang

      Thanks! That’s also a great tip about finding something you’re passionate about 🙂

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  3. throughtheglitterglass

    Aww I love this post sweetie ! I’m the type of person who absolutely loves Autumn/winter .. But this some of the stuff that I tell other people who don’t like it!
    New follower 🙂 xx
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    1. majeang

      Glad you enjoyed it! I’ve got a love hate relationship with it. Thank you so much for the follow. Look out for more in love the series x

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      1. throughtheglitterglass

        I will do! I’m new to the blogging world and would love for you to check out my blog!
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        1. majeang

          No problem hon and Will be happy to! X

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  4. Brittney

    I actually love going outside during the autumn weather, and you’re right–the mood boost from being out in the crisp air and sunlight is real. Great tips!

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    1. majeang

      Yes it makes a big difference. Thanks!

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