Ways to boost your mood with the clock change
Surrender to the seasons
Embrace what's lovely about Autumn and Winter. Fires, candles (of course!), spending more time at home.
Brain scans show that practicing gratitude can go a long way to helping rewire our reticular activating system. “The area of our mind that focuses on good versus bad."
Increase sensory awareness
Take note of the beauty of the changes in nature, what can you see, smell, hear? The turning the leaves, the low autumn light, the crisp air. This is a type of meditation, which might be easier for some, it involves more of a sense based approach.
Don't stop getting out. If it's light you crave, make the morning your time for a long walk. Exercise outside, to get that perceived-light effect. It is highly effective in getting your endorphins going, which is important during the sedentary season.
Let the light in
If you can't get out, let the light in. Open your window for a burst of fresh air, work next to a window if you can, and try and get out during your lunch break for a 15 minute walk, no matter how unappealing it seems.
Seasonal Affective Disorder
SAD is incredibly common, if you really struggle, always speak to your GP about therapy support, you could also invest in a light therapy lamp, [this article](https://www.verywellmind.com/best-light-therapy-lamps-4172537) could be a useful guide for you to find the right one for you.