Most people probably feel a little bit of the autumn blues during the latter months in the year. Whether this is due to the lack of sunshine in the northern hemisphere, or the endless rainy days why not try to fend of the blues with some of the top tips that we’ve put together!

Get out and about

Walking

As mentioned in the introduction, the autumn blues can generally be put down to a lack of sunshine. The days are much shorter in terms of the light, so we have to make the most of it. Even though you can’t see the sun you will still benefit from going out into the fresh air and wandering around for a while.

Another way that you can combat the blues is by keeping up your exercise regime. It’s so tempting to stay in and binge watch shows on Netflix whilst drinking copious amounts of hot chocolate but getting outside for a jog or a cycle will give you a shot of the endorphins needed to stave off the blues.

Healthy Eating

Healthy Food

In the summer we generally tend to find it easier to keep up a healthy diet. Eating salads in the middle of a storm or when the temperatures drop below zero just doesn’t seem as appetising. Unfortunately, the foods that we should be avoiding during the winter tend to be the ones that we are drawn to. I’m not suggesting that you cut out all chocolate biscuits or roast dinners with all the trimmings but remember that everything should be in moderation.

Maybe switch out a meal in the week for a meat free option, add some new exciting vegetables to the lineup and of course make sure you are drinking enough water!

Socialising

Socialising

Once again, the cold pushes up to stay wrapped up warm and toasty in our onesies in front of the TV of a weekend but remember that we are social creatures at heart. One of the great options for keeping you social during the winter months is setting up days out during the day on a weekend. Maybe head to an event in your local town or an attraction that you’ve been wanting to go to for ages but never got around to. This way you are killing two birds with one stone by being social and heading outdoors for some daylight!

Treat Yo Self

Bathroom

In the words of Donna from Parks and Recreation “Treat Yo Self” (side note, well worth the watch if you haven’t seen it). Draw yourself a warm bath with candles, paint your toenails, pop out for a cheeky coffee and cupcake – just do the things that make you smile. Look after yourself and realise that the changes in your mood could simply be down to the lack of sunshine that you are seeing this autumn.

Many people find the colder months difficult but if you feel that you need some extra help then remember that you can always contact your GP or Mind the charity who can offer advice or just someone to talk to if needed!

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Testimonials

You fitted our new windows efficiently and tidily. The team was pleasant and overall the company was very good to deal with.

Gillian Ford

Hand on heart we could not praise everyone enough and we would not hesitate for even a moment to recommend Meadow Hill Construction to family and friends and anyone interested in an orangery. Thank you so so much for everything, thank you for finishing our home.

Guy Goldsworth

Highly recommend Meadow Hill Conservatories. Simple process with fantastic results. We are very happy with our new Orangery and are really looking forward to adding a new patio and porch.

Nicola Thomas

Meadowhill carried out a first class conservatory build for us. Exactly what we wanted and the workmanship was 100%. Very pleased.

Peter Chalcraft

I was really impressed with the high standard of finish and the professional approach. Always the first person to call when I need work carried out.

Richard Garvie

Accreditations

We’ve been accredited by multiple organisations, ranging from the Federation of Master Builders to LABC.

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Areas we work

From our base in Newbury, we work right across the Berkshire area, venturing further afield into Wiltshire and beyond. As one of the leading home-improvement installers in the area, our installation work is in regular demand across the South West. We consistently work in towns including Swindon, Oxford, Reading, Bath, Chippenham and Cheltenham.

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  • Meadow Hill Construction Ltd
  • 72-73 Bartholomew Street,
  • Newbury, RG14 5DU