3 Things To Help You When Parenting With Depression

I don’t know about you, but I am a person who has struggled with depression since my early teens. I had a sort of situational depression because my father passed away when I was 12 years old. Soon after, my grandfather passed, my younger cousin at the age of four and then the unexpected death of my brother in law at age 28. We have had a lot to grieve over in our family. I am sure many of you are going through depression, PTSD, anxiety as well as having to take care of your child with autism through it all. I want to specifically talk about depression as this is the season where depression kicks in and becomes heavy for a lot of us due to the holiday season and the hustle and bustle of life. Even with COVID-19 there is still a lot of hustle and bustle we will all be going through these next few months. There are days I don’t wanna get outta bed and I wanted to give you a few tips to help you through depression and they are:

1. Get the right support system

If you have to find a therapist to help you talk though all you are facing please do it now! You will be less stressed and so will your kids. There are also pastors, counselors and free online help too. If you need more than talk therapy please call your doctor.

2. Try to be as active as possible

When you get out of bed thank God for all you have grab some tea or coffee and try to be active. I do have to push myself to workout daily and I literally do 10-20 minutes a day and afterward I feel so much better. Like I said, I seriously have to push myself to do this, but it’s worth doing.

3. Get some rest

I know you guys are tired and going through some unimaginable things right now. There have been times where I’ve had to take a time out and told Kev I need a time out. That happens like one to two times a year. If you are really overwhelmed let your spouse know if you have a spouse or a family member that you need one day to rest. It’s so important to take care of yourself so you can be the best you can for your family.

For more on this topic listen to the latest podcast!

“God cares for you, so turn all your worries over to him.” ‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭5:7‬ ‭CEV‬‬

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Check out my husband👉🏼Kevin on his YouTube page for more tips!https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClCgg1lNqI3cmeE4fBHFjvw

Latest podcast: https://anchor.fm/molisfam/episodes/Three-Things-To-Help-You-When-Parenting-Through-Depression-ekp38b

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