Here are a few things you can try to get over the "blues" that come with this time of year.
1. Re-check your purpose. Have a purpose that gets you up everyday, something other than your job. It could be writing a book, planning a trip, learning a new skill, taking up a hobby, working on something with your kids, etc... Having a purpose gives your mind something else to focus on than the negative.
2. Take Vitamin D - there is enough evidence that supplementing with Vitamin D (especially for those in the Northern half of the country) is important
3. Exercise - it doesn't have to be anything crazy - even a regular 30-minute walk will get your circulation moving, build some extra adrenaline and help mentally as well as physically.
4. Cleanse your body - by this time of year many of us are naturally quite toxic - we tend to be abandoning our good eating habits, vegetables and fruit becomes tougher to find and our bodies get overrun with sugars, yeasts, parasites and other nasties.
5. Drink more water - in the summer we get thirsty more often and so drink more water, but we must also keep that up in the winter to keep our body hydrated.
Give these simple tips a try...