5 ways to boost your mood on autumn days.

I’m currently sat on the sofa, snuggled in a blanket, feeling utterly sorry for myself. I’ve come down with a sickness bug/virus, but the rain is hammering against the window outside and I have my fairy lights and candles lit while I catch up on reality TV, so I guess every cloud has a silver lining (even if this lining is not particularly shiny). 

I love the autumn, but I have to say that I am struggling currently. The seriously dark days, the fact that the sun never shines, and working my butt off which means rarely seeing daylight all takes its toll. I think it’s definitely contributed to the fact that I’m currently poised on the sofa, ready to run to the bathroom to vom at any moment (sorry, TMI), so in a bid to boost my mood I’ve compiled a list of ways to cheer yourself (and myself) up as the days get darker in the lead up to Christmas. 

1. Embrace nature

This, without a doubt, is the best way to boost my mood, and it’s something I definitely haven’t done enough over the past few weeks due to various commitments (and crap weather!). I love nothing more than getting my coat and bobble hat out, wrapping up warm and heading out for a stroll in the crisp autumn air. The world is so pretty at this time of year and I love going out and seeing it all, although trying to schedule this in to the dwindling daylight hours can be a challenge. 

2. Open your windows

I actually asked Dan for a way to boost your mood in the autumn and this was his suggestion, but I have to say, funnily enough, I agree with it! It might be bloody freezing, but opening your windows after dragging yourself out of bed in the morning is an instant freshener and really helps to wake you up when the sun still hasn’t risen, even if it is bloody freezing. 

3. Buy yourself some fairy lights

Okay, this may be just be the fact that my flat is completely covered in cosy lights and candles, but I consider these an autumn/winter essential. A Saturday night in in front of the telly just isn’t complete without them!

4. Get lost in a book

While I do manage to get through a good few novels whilst on my summer travels, the darker nights have me yearning for my bed and a book. It really helps me unwind before bed and it’s nice to escape to other worlds if you can’t get outside as the latest storm is hammering against your window.

5. Run a boiling hot bubble bath

If all else fails, get in the bath! Sounds ridiculous but there’s nothing that makes me happier than a steaming bubble bath filled with autumnal products, followed by a little pamper. Scrub your skin, apply some moisturiser and treat yourself to a mani-pedi for an instant mood boost. 

Lots of love. xoxo



  1. Shannon Boyce
    November 23, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    These are great suggestions! I have lights hanging in my bedroom and they really help brighten things up!the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      December 4, 2017 / 2:47 pm

      Thank you! 🙂 they really help xx

  2. Amber Gregory
    November 24, 2017 / 11:33 am

    These are some great suggestions! I know what you mean about opening the windows and letting in some fresh air, it wakes you up instantly! I do love a warm bath xAmber | http://www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      December 4, 2017 / 2:47 pm

      Definitely helps! Thanks for reading 🙂 xx

  3. Charlotte Carter
    November 24, 2017 / 2:08 pm

    What great tips!! I always have my windows open, since it really does give you a freshness to the house, especially when it can get a little stuffy!! a life of a charlottex

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      December 4, 2017 / 2:48 pm

      I agree! Thanks lovely xx

  4. Pauline Gareau
    November 24, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    It's the best time of the year isnt it ? I just love it. xxwww.paulydays.blogspot.com

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      December 4, 2017 / 2:48 pm

      I love it too! xx

  5. Jasmin Charlotte
    November 25, 2017 / 3:54 pm

    I am aaaaall for getting those windows open! It is chilly but it's so nice to get some fresh air. I live by my lumie lamp in the Winter, it is the best! x

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      December 4, 2017 / 2:48 pm

      I want to try one of these lamps! xx

  6. Nicole Sage
    November 29, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    I hope you're feeling much better now 🙂 Really needed to read this, it's such a race when you're young being busy all the time and in winter it feels like there's no time at all when you get home. I 100% need to get out on more winter walks and actually open my windows and embrace the cold for a little haha xxx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      December 4, 2017 / 2:49 pm

      I am much better thanks lovely! I think the time off really helped xx

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