Schlag dem Herbstblues ein Schnippchen

Beat the fall blues

Bad weather can dampen your mood. After all, it’s not called “autumn blues” and not “spring blues” for nothing. The days are getting shorter and greyer, the hours of sunshine are decreasing and the weather is getting harsher. In fact, the effect of sunlight on our mood has been scientifically proven. Bright light causes the production of serotonin, a type of feel-good hormone. Our mood automatically improves when there is light. In return, a permanent lack of light has a negative effect on our mood. The body produces more melatonin, the so-called sleep hormone, which is normally only released at night in the dark. The internal clock gets out of sync and we feel tired, listless and listless. But hey – that’s no reason to let it spoil your mood. There are a few things you can do to combat the fall blues.

Get some sun and fresh air

Try to get out in the fresh air as often as possible and catch a few rays of sunshine. This ensures the formation of vitamin D, influences the immune system and makes you happy. It is recommended to spend at least half an hour outdoors every day.


Yes, you read that right. Cuddling helps with a bad mood because it ensures the production of happiness hormones. Just ten minutes of cuddling a day should be enough to lighten the mood. If you are touched for longer than 20 seconds, both the body's own endorphins and the happiness chemical oxytocin are triggered. So: grab your favorite person or animal and have a cuddle.

Moving brings blessings

Movement makes you happy! It gets your circulation going and releases the hormones endorphin, serotonin and dopamine in you. Apart from that, you are also doing something good for your health, your metabolism and your figure if you exercise regularly. Don't worry, you can of course jog, do yoga or dance - but even short walks are enough to have a positive effect ;)

Treat yourself

Consciously take time for something that is good for you. Read a book. Go get some ice cream. Take a bath. Watch your favorite film. Do you just want to take a break and do nothing and daydream for a while? That's completely okay too. Listen to your gut and give your body and mind exactly what is right for it in this moment.

Eat yourself happy

You've probably already guessed - you can actually eat yourself happily. Some foods contain the amino acid typtophan, which causes the body to release serotonin. These include products such as nuts, amaranth, quinoa, wheat germ, eggs, oatmeal or soybeans. Unfortunately, chocolate isn't one of them, but a little bit every now and then doesn't hurt anyone ;)

Celebrate friendship

Celebrate friendship! A good conversation with a loved one can sometimes replace two weeks of vacation.


When you laugh, over a hundred muscles in your body are activated. Your cells get more oxygen, your heart and circulation are stimulated and here too the body receives a full supply of the feel-good hormone serotonin.

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