Tips from an Anxious MomJun 27, 2022
You know what drives me crazy about anxiety? Things can be really good, you feel like your anxiety is under control... and then bam. Out of no where, anxiety slaps you across the face. You feel melancholy.
This happened to me last week. And the last time I had gone through that - the mental overload of life on top of feeling anxious, I felt like I was falling apart. I kept it mostly to myself. And it wasn't helpful. So when it happened again, I shared about it briefly in my Instagram story. It felt so good to just be raw about it... that's what I'm all about anyway, right? The amount of DMs I received from mamas telling me they were in the same place and simply empathizing with me was a lot. But here's what I found:
1) Simply talking about it was healing, like a weight lifted.
2) I wasn't alone.
There is a sort of comfort to knowing you aren't the only one. You're not the only one who feels anxious, but continues to show up as a mom anyway. You're not the only one who doesn't want to hear the word "mom" again today, but you try to be patient anyway. You're not the only one.
There's healing in being vulnerable and sharing your struggle.
Now, I'm not saying you have to share it with your entire social media if you don't want to. But find a trusted friend, sister, mentor, etc. who you can talk to. Admitting you're struggling in and of itself is healing. Having others pray for you is healing. Knowing you aren't alone is healing.
If you have no where to turn, my DMs are always open. I've got an open ear and I'd love to pray for you.
And, as always - the little bits of self care are so important too. Get outside to get some fresh air and vitamin D. Drink your water. Lay on the couch and close your eyes for 5 minutes. Walk away from your phone. The little things matter, mama.