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Surviving January

posted Jan 5, 2015, 9:05 PM by AndrewandSarah Witzel

Ah, January. The Christmas season is wrapping up, leaving us with freezing weather and little sunlight. It is no coincidence that the founder of PMDA chose January to be postpartum depression awareness month!

I personally found the January after my daughter was born to be extremely hard. My mood was at all-time low since her birth and I finally decided to start medication and counselling. After that, it was all uphill!

What can be done to make getting through this month easier? I suggest getting outside the house as much as possible. It can be hard, but getting to a gym or even walking around the mall may help your mood. Get what sunshine you can - open the curtains, and go outside as long as weather will permit you to do so. Today in Saskatoon that’s only about 3 minutes!

Remember that Spring will come soon, and focus on enjoying this month as much as possible. Plan some activities that you will enjoy, and get lots of rest. Eating healthily is important too -  winter squash, sweet potatoes, and cabbage are all in season and are nutritional powerhouses.