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A great skill to have, if you are depressed, is doing things that nurture well-being although you get no pleasure from doing them.
Fortunately, while making sizable efforts such as swimming 50 pool laps has great benefit, there are plenty of small, nearly effortless things we can do to care for ourself—and maybe brighten our mood.
Melatonin is a hormone that makes us sleepy at night. Having high melatonin levels during the day causes fatigue, and since melatonin is made from our feel good neurotransmitter serotonin, a higher than normal melatonin concentration may trigger depression.
Bright light also energizes our hypothalamus gland—important for keeping our body’s circadian (daily) rhythms on track.
“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” ~ John Wooden
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