Meditation helps. I have discovered a source for guided meditations that are as short as 10 minutes, and can do wonders for whatever disorder or malady may be affecting you. You should check it out. There are meditations for gratitude, nature attunement, grounding, breath and body awareness, enhancing creativity, even one for morning energy (that one comes in handy on occasion), and a dozen or so others. Your guide is Mary Maddox, and she is awesome. Check out her site at www.meditationoasis.com . Also available as podcasts on iTunes.
I can also find some respite in reviewing my photography files. Or by forcing myself to go out and find a visually pleasing wintery scene. I will often be rewarded for the effort. Even a reluctant resident of this frozen intermission between fall and spring can still occasionally find artistry in a desolate landscape.
Then there is my record collection. Nothing like a good classic album to lighten up an otherwise dark and cold night. Or day. Music on vinyl is different than what you get with a cd or from an ipod. It's a richer, deeper, more accurate sound. It's real. How can you listen to John Denver or Harry Nilsson (in any format) and not feel better? One of the smartest things I've done is hang on to so many albums from high school and my days as a radio disc jockey. And the term was accurate back then because we actually played those wonderful round vinyl discs.
I'm still adding to my collection on a regular basis. Right now I'm on the hunt for a clean reasonably priced copy of Astral Weeks by Van Morrison. Finding it will go a long way toward the healing of my winter blues. That might be a tall order, but if you hear of one let me know. Think of yourself as my doctor and that's the prescription. "Listen to this record and call me in the morning."