Today I want to share something personal with you.
2. Taking prenatal vitamins and St. John’s Wort.
I continued taking prenatal vitamins after birth for months, but stopped for a while. After feeling extremely exhausted a few days in a row, I remembered throughout pregnancy I was instructed to keep my iron levels up. I decided in that vein to get on some iron, and then switch to a prenatal grade multi-vitamin which I felt would resolve any iron deficiency issues for good since it contains higher than normal vitamin and mineral contents. As I’m not pregnant, I’m sure it has more than enough of what I need.
Here is the brand I now use:
When I take my vitamins consistently (at least every other day), I notice a 10% improvement in my mood.
St. John’s Wort is an herb that helps boost mood. Check out this article on WebMD about it.
I read that it has the same level of effectiveness as an anti-depressant if one doesn’t suffer from more major forms of depression and mental illness.
Nowadays I hardly use it, because I feel that much better, but when I felt a hard day coming I would take St. John’s Wort and guess what, it would totally curb and taper my negative mood! I was amazed that there was something natural I can use that would help shift my mood on a chemical level.
The brand I use is Vitastrength. Check it out here.
3. Exercising as regularly as possible.
I got more serious about exercising after I read a book about how rich people think and live. I told my husband that I wanted an elliptical machine in my workshop, that way I wouldn’t have to travel to exercise.
When I used the elliptical 3x a week at 30-45mins each time, I saw a very notable difference in my mood, comparable to the feeling I get when I cleanse every few months.
My version was found through craigslist and is an older model.
Link to similar elliptical below:
I didn’t do therapy for long, however it was very helpful. She was the one that diagnosed me with dysthymia. Once she confirmed I was dealing with something that wasn’t just a part of my personality With her help, I was able to identify some of the hang ups and issues contributing to my depression.
The therapist I found is Seattle based, and I loved her kind spirit and the fact that she seemed very relatable, in part because she was black and a woman.
Contact for Therapist:
Jenny Henderson and her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Now, you definitely don’t have to chose her for therapy, but just in case you’re looking for a professional right now- reach out to her.
5. Reading His Robe Or Mine
This book is pivotal to my daily recovery. It is reconnecting me to my faith and providing me with content which I can rest my mind on, even when things are tough.
This book for sure has lifted me so much. I saw a 25-30% improvement in my depression as a result of reading it every day.
Link to free PDF download below:
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