No matter where you are in life, 'the blues' is a real thing and it hits me fast and hard after having a baby. I have gathered a list of things to do that can help bring more sun on those rainy days. Keep in mind that these are not just for after having a baby, but for pregnancy or any other time during your life. These are things to do anytime you may be feeling a bit 'down and depressed'.
3. Sleep - Sometimes all you need is a little extra sleep. Being sleep deprived can make us into someone we never thought we could become and getting some much needed sleep can get us back on track and feeling great again.
4. Get some sun - Even if that is just 10 minutes a day from just the sun shining through a window, it can help. Vitamin D is a natural mood booster and can also improve your immune system and even help with chronic illnesses.
5. Take Vitamins - Make sure you are not deficient in any vitamins. Some good vitamins that can help with depression are Omega-3s, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, and Magnesium.
I have created this list not only as a reminder to myself during my current postpartum journey, but also for anyone who may be searching for some light in their life right now. Keep in mind that there are also many therapists and helplines that are available, and contacting your doctor can help for some more individually directed guidance.
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