• Play music – Plugging your headphones in and playing a track which reminds you of summer is a great way to evoke positive feelings. Switching off and listening to the beats will alter your emotional state for the better.
• Light it up – With dull days and longer nights, we’re prone to feeling blue. Buy a light box to trick your brain into releasing a natural cocktail of hormones and endorphins which will make you want to smile throughout the day.
• Balance your body – What you put into your body will affect the feelings that come out. Don’t neglect your health and steer clear of calorie-laden hot options, instead reach for a refreshing and hydrating drink.
• Think positively – If your first thought in the morning is ‘grey’, the rest of the day will follow much the same. Steer your mind to focus on the things that are good in your life. A little positivity can be infectious!
Psychologist and life coach Becki Houlston shared these top tips.