Winter Blues – 5 things I do to keep the Black Dog at bay


  1. I get outside. I take little breaks, a walk around the garden, finding a sunny spot to stand in. Being outdoors even for short periods of time keeps me energized.
  2. I change my eating habits. I eat to keep warm and feed my body to fight off any winter bugs. Colds and flu can bring down my mood very quickly. If I am eating right, I minimize my risks of getting ill as my body is fuelled to fight these baddies.
  3. Remain impeccable with my hygiene. This might sound silly, but how often do we quickly grab a bite to eat without washing our hands. I am extra vigilant with my hygiene this time of the year.
  4. Sleep, lots of it. I go to bed a little earlier and sleep in a little later. I take naps at lunch time if I feel sluggish. Cold rainy weekend days you will find me in bed either fast asleep or with a good book.
  5. Exercise – The dreaded winter exercise. I must admit that I do struggle with this one, but I have saved the best for last. Exercise boosts not only the mood but also the immune system. Keep the blood pumping, keep the winter blues away.

If you or anyone you know are currently experiencing Winter Blues, please reach out and speak to someone. You do not have to walk this road alone. If you have no-one to talk to then drop me a message and I will respond personally.



About Dylan Murray

just an ordinary chap on a mission to enjoy life, and live to my full potential. I am a father of three and a friend to many. I live and work in a little piece of paradise we like to call The Kowie. I have a keen sense of adventure and I enjoy the outdoors. I share my life and adventures with Tania, who is my Soul Mate, Lover, Companion and fellow Adventurer. Together we are creating our legacy and loving this journey called life.
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