posted on September 20, 2013 15:43 by
So yesterday was one of those dull, dark, grey days, that keeps you locked up indoors with cabin fever going stir crazy, fighting off the feelings of depression and wishing you could just book a one way flight to paradise. Even I admit to feeling a little low energy yesterday but I put that down to missing my five mile daily walk in the countryside because the sky opened up and the rain poured.
I really work hard on days like these because I truly hate to see everyone loaded down with worry, stress and desperate to slip into the dangerous world of comfort eating, indulgence and boozing to block it all out. I made a point to visit someone I knew with grey skies would be climbing the walls and tempted to return to the vodka bottle. And I arrived just in the nick of time.
Getting someone to refocus on sunshine and yellow happiness, when the grey day is a blanket to hide under is not easy but we went to the local garden centre for a mint tea and a chat, which turned out to be a miracle. The owner of the coffee shop had the biggest smile permanently on her face and was dressed all in yellow plus the place had been decorated in a sky blue colour and resembled the seaside.
Sometimes just changing the scenery can be all it takes to stop bad habits taking you down to the depths of despair. So next time you wake up to a grey day, get out and find somewhere alive and happening to hang. I ended my grey day with a call from BBC radio Leicester where I share tips and ideas regularly, asking me to be on at 9.40am tomorrow morning, Saturday, so I am excited about that.