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stress, anxiety, worry....

Posted by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 10:17 PM
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How do you momma's handle stress? and ur anxiety? and worriness about ur kiddos.. plus everything else..

I have really been thinking about self-care... my son does Neurofeedback.. and I am going to see if I can get a referral too.. The OT that does this said it really helps with this.. and it is non-medication solution... and I do not want medication.. but some nights i cant sleep... (hubby deployed so that does not help)//

So what to you guys do for self care... because I know when I am having trouble with stress, or overwhelming feeling it is hard wt my son... 

by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 10:17 PM
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by Dawn on Apr. 9, 2013 at 10:22 PM

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by Emma on Apr. 9, 2013 at 10:27 PM
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I play video games, I talk to friends and my husband, I write, I need quiet time. I don't usually worry or stress about stuff, simply because I've worked really hard over the years on learning to not focus on the things I can't control and just try to worry about "today" instead of "5 years from now." I keep working towards my goals, but I don't let it keep me from being productive..... I don't have any magic solutions, because it took a lot of practice and deep breathing to work on it. I allow myself to worry for 5 minutes, then, I breath deep, then find something else to focus on. That allowed me to worry long enough to validate my concerns/feelings, but not obsess about it.
by Darby on Apr. 10, 2013 at 7:03 AM

I's a great outlet for me!

by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 12:07 PM
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take a breath, know you are not alone and sometimes you may need a glass of wine and a good cry

by Gold Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 2:31 PM

I've gone to therapy on and off during my life.  I've learned to change my activity when stressed or have anxiety.  It really works because I can focus on something else.  I also exercise/work out. regurly.  It really helps.  Talking with my husband about my fears/stress/anxiety help too.  One night I had to call my dad because my husband was busy at work and I was fearful of my son.

by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 6:12 PM

Yoga, pilates, walking, reading, researching my interests... talking to my mom friends online 

by Kari on Apr. 10, 2013 at 6:26 PM

Oh honey, I feel for you. I know exactly what you mean. Some days it is so hard to turn off the worry and right now you are a single mom like me. All the worry falls on your shoulders. I don't have the money to do lots of things for myself but I try to do little things...a bubble bath after the kids are tucked in, a new nail polish color, a cupcake from a nice bakery...I love the idea of biofeedback, I have always wanted to try that. Hang in there honey and keep posting, that helps more than anything for me, it makes me feel like I am not alone. XO

by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 9:33 PM
sadly I am medicated but also for depression. But my help me also in dealing with everthing. But when I don't take my anxiety meds I prefer down time playing online games like star wars the old republic or playing on or sleep if I get the chance lol
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by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 9:51 PM

I am medicated too for depression/Bipolar and that has helped me. As for non-medicated try to have down time before bed. I sit in bed with the lights off and play games on my Kindle. I have had issues sleeping my whole life, so I feel for ya. I am really bad at self-care, but I am working on it. I find a time during the day that I can sit and drink a cup of hot tea, or a few minutes where I can close my eyes and listen to an encouraging song. I myself, find stregnth and comfort in my favourite bible verses. I understand not wanting meds, I tried everything to stay off them. B-vits and flaxseed are great to take to help with energy, melatonan can help with sleep, if you wanted to go that route. It's natural. I agree that yoga is awesome. It helped me when I did it. If you have a smart phone you can find free apps with yoga routines. I have one on my iPhone. Just 30 mins of cardio excersise a day releases andorphines equivalent to a low does ant-depressant and can actually help you sleep better at night and gives you more energy during the day. I agree that a glass of wine and a cry is not a bad idea. :-) Hang in there.

by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 10:01 PM
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Oh honey how I wish I had an answer. But I can do this for you.. I can pray for you that God will give you peace. HUGS!!  You know, sometimes just making time for yourself alone can be really therapudic. I know with me getting to ride my motorcycle can be just what I need.

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