We may have had some sun of late, but autumn will be here before we know it. If your mood plummets in tandem with the temperature, then follow our top tips and arm yourself against the colder, darker weather. Read on for the best ways to eek out those sun-induced, carefree feelings throughout the winter.More
If you find getting out of bed in the depths of winter a struggle (who doesn’t?) then keep a bottle of Les Fleurs de Bach Eau D’Elixir in Allegresse (that’s French for energy) by your bedside. This organic blend of essential oils is instantly uplifting so mist a little above your head while you’re reaching for the snooze button. The base note of the scent is Verbena, a plant known for its energising abilities. With Hornbeam to revitalise, Wild Rose to boost your spirit and Olive, which is thought to restore mental and physical freshness, one spritz will ensure you’re wide-awake in an instant. Decant a little into a travel atomiser, pop in your handbag and you’ll be able to re-energise yourself throughout the day too.Les Fleurs de Bach Eau D’elixir in Allegresse, from £34.95 for 55ml at Natural Origin.
There’s a reason Vitamin D is known as the ‘Sunshine Vitamin’, since some studies have shown that getting enough can prevent depression and SAD. The NHS says that we get optimum Vitamin D by ‘eating a varied and balanced diet and by getting some sun’, but while that may be true for those living in Hawaii, the same can’t quite be said for the UK’s grey skies - 24/7 cloud during the winter months means that boosting our Vitamin D supplies can be a tad tricky. If you’re feeling a bit down or sluggish, sip away at NeuroSun, which contains more than enough Vitamin D (1000 IU to be precise) to pep you up, tastes good and is just 37 calories.
NeuroSun, £1.99 available from WH Smith, ASDA and Spar along with other selected retailers.