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A Rewarding Career

When I was a teenager, I couldn’t decide what career path I wanted to pursue after my high school graduation. While I wanted to earn a comfortable living, money wasn’t the only factor guiding my decision. I also desired to have a job that would allow me to help others in some way. If you’re searching for a rewarding career, consider counseling. Counselors have the opportunity to help people solve complicated problems on a daily basis. For instance, as a counselor, you might help a couple resolve marriage issues, aid a teenager battling an eating disorder, or assist an adult dealing with depression. I didn't end up becoming a counselor, but on this blog, I hope you will discover some of the most interesting aspects of being a counselor.

A Rewarding Career

Tips For Getting Through Postpartum Depression With Young Children

by Marie Reid

If you have recently given birth, you might feel as though you are supposed to be feeling great joy over the arrival of your new baby and the excitement that your existing children now have a new sibling. However, you might be feeling sad, tired, hopeless, and defeated. You might be feeling that way for no explicable reason and it could make it difficult for you to bond with your new baby or take care of your current young children. This might be a sign that you have postpartum depression. Here are some tips for getting through postpartum depression with young children so that you can move onto enjoying your life and bonding with your new child.

1. Get Help

The first thing that you need to do is be on the lookout for signs of sadness or depression after birth up until the child is four to five years old. You don't necessarily need to have just given birth to experience postpartum depression and it can be debilitating at any time. Be willing to talk to a therapist and a psychiatrist about your options for treatment. There might be medicines that will help give you an edge over the depression and allow you to continue functioning without messing around with your ability to breastfeed, if you are still in that stage. The sooner you get help, the easier it will be for you to care for your children.

2. Make Small Goals

The next thing that you want to do is make small goals each day. The first goal could be simply getting out of bed. Once you're sitting up, your next goal could be to get dressed. You can work your way up from getting out of bed and getting dressed to making food for your children.

3. Immerse Yourself in Your Children's World

Immerse yourself in your children's world as a form of mindfulness. Mindfulness is when you watch your thoughts go by, rather than reacting to them, and then you are living in the moment, rather than memories about the past or fears of the future. When you are playing with your child, focus on your child and how he or she looks. Focus on the details to ground yourself. Then, try to be immersed in the worlds that your child creates when he or she is playing as he or she is. This will help you get away from your recurring fears and other unwanted thoughts that might be occurring in your pregnancy.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in mental health, such as Dr. Stephen Brown & Associates.