As the days get shorter we can find all members of the family falling into a mild case of melancholy. It’s natural to get more reclusive and turn inward because the days are shorter and the weather is cooler, but let’s face it, sometimes we just feel blue this time of year.

Here’s seven suggestions to stave off the Fall fog:

1 Up your vitamin D intake – Get out and get some sun on your face. Eat foods like free range eggs, fortified milk and fatty fish and when all else fails get a vitamin supplement.

2 Break up your routine – changing up the map in your brain can work wonders. Take a new route to work or school, try a new exercise class, eat lunch at a different place.

3 Keep a gratitude journal so that your mind starts to focus on what is in abundance in your life rather than what is lacking.

fullsizerender-1394 Move your body. It’s simple but it’s true. It’s a known fact endorphins create happiness. Get your own body’s chemistry working for you.

5 Do something that makes you feel good. You cannot pour from an empty cup. When you fill yourself up you can fill others up. Treat your self. Take a time out. Get a massage, a manicure, see a movie. etc.

6 Do something creative. Get the watercolors out with the kids. Change the color in a room. Creativity is also a known mood booster! Yellow and Green are happy colors, reds and violets are high energy colors.

7 Be of service. When we shift the focus off of ourselves we inevitably feel better in the space of giving. Volunteer at your child’s school. Do a neighborhood clean up. Work at an animal rescue organization.


Author: Libby Hudson Lydecker

Libby Hudson Lydecker is a mother of two, a Kundalini Yoga teacher with over a decade of experience, a screenwriter and a Real Mom Daily partner. Libby Serves as the Lifestyle and Wellness Editor for RMD. As Lifestyle and Wellness Editor, Libby brings her wisdom of Kundalini Yoga and holistic life hacks to her articles as well as real world solutions through yoga techniques in her Mindful Mama video series created at RMD. Libby balances her time between her family, teaching Kundalini yoga to women and children, leading women’s yoga retreats in beautiful destinations around the country, writing screenplays and publishing articles for Real Mom Daily. Her ability to balance all of this comes from her strong yoga practice and a stronger sense of humor. Libby relates to Gloria Steinem’s quote, “Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.” As well as Yogi Bhajan’s quote, “I don’t believe in miracles, I rely on them.” Libby believes that Real Mom Daily is a forum for women to communicate consciously with kindness, real life perspectives and humor. RMD provides a supportive space for moms to feel understood and share their experiences. “When women gather together in consciousness, we can change the world.” View all posts by Libby Hudson Lydecker

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