Great article with lots of helpful advice, I think frequent exercise or taking brisk walks is number one for me, followed by the instant relief of a cosy hot water bottle, with plenty of fruit/veg and some decent chocolate it’s a recipe that does wonders for helping to ease the load and lift the spirit from the gloom, having the radio on is also a really good distraction, as it can often lighten the darkest corners of the mind.
I totally agree. Being active (I love my weekly ballet class), feeling warm and cosy, and eating balanced meals made with fibre- and nutrient-rich fresh fruit and vegetables, which don’t have to be expensive, is key to a feeling of wellbeing. And a bit of dark chocolate always helps! I like a few squares melted in warm milk as a hot chocolate; much tastier than the sugar-packed instant versions.