The BBC has an article on dealing with the clocks going back (in the UK) and the cold. There is a lot to be said for SOTA activations alieviating the symptoms of SAD.
I also like the Finnish take however:
Following the theme of Nordic lifestyle trends, why not try päntsdrunk?
Päntsdrunk is the anglicised word for the Finnish term “kalsarikänni”, which literally means “drinking at home, alone, in your underwear”.
This is more than a niche pastime in Finland.
It’s become such a well-established part of the country’s culture that its ministry of foreign affairs even talks about it in its guide to the country.
Finnish writer Miska Rantanen says the concept was born as a way of coping with long, dark winters when people couldn’t be bothered to face the cold outside in order to see friends - so got drunk at home instead.
Maybe both SOTA and Päntsdrunk afterwards (in moderation of course)? - it’s surely a great environment to write up your activation reports.