Being cold outside does have its advantages – it’s the perfect excuse to crank up the cosiness inside. Say hello (or should we say halò) to Còsagach – the Gaelic version of the popular Danish trend for Hygge. Còsagach is based on an old Scottish word for feeling snug, sheltered and warm – think curling up by a roaring fire with a good book – that’s meant to evoke feelings of contentment and wellbeing. And according to researcher Kari Leibowitz from Stanford University, it may even help stave off Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). The idea is to reframe winter. Instead of thinking of the season as back-to-back months of dreary, dark days, think of winter as ‘something to be enjoyed, not something to be endured,’ says Kari. That change in mindset can make a pretty marked difference to our mental health.