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How to Banish the Blues

The start of this week was marked as Blue Monday as it is claimed to be the most depressing day of the year. Christmas is long gone, New Year's resolutions have probably been ditched, it's cold and dark out there and we're still stuck in this pandemic. Oh and how could I forget, we're in lockdown! If you're adding infertility to that list, life may be pretty tough right now. So, what can we do to stop Blue Monday getting the better of us? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Try to get outside and take advantage of any sunshine out there if you can. Exposure to daylight, can help boost your mood and energy levels as well as help with sleep. Even if the sun is not visible, we can still benefit from being in the outdoors and exposed to natural light. Aim to get outside every day, even if it’s just for ten minutes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Make time for exercise. A walk, run, online class or anything that gets you moving will release endorphins, those happy hormones, and help to boost your mood. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Spend some time thinking about what you're grateful for. Pick three things that you are thankful for, it could be your health, your relationship, your pet, anything that makes you smile. Even better, treat yourself to a nice note book and start a gratitude journal, noting down your grateful thoughts every night before bed. Re-reading these can help boost your mood when you’re feeling low. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Start planning. One way to forget about being stuck in mid January is to plan your next move. What can you do to support your egg or sperm health? Book an appointment to start discussing your next steps on your fertility journey. Think about where you would like to be with your health in three or six months time and seek some help on how to get there.

If you would like some personalised support with your fertility, contact me to find out about my 12 week Boost Your Fertility programme. Book your free discovery call to find out how I can help you.

Julia Young Nutrition T: 0771 589 0894

Disclaimer: Nutritional Therapy is not a replacement for medical advice, practitioners always refer any client with ‘red flag’ signs or symptoms to their medical professional. The information provided here is general and is not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure any diseases or conditions.

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