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Parenting With Anxiety
Parenting With Anxiety
Anxiety is no joke. One second you are doing great and then the next, your stress starts to rise, your heart starts beating uncontrollably, you are having a hard time breathing and then ten seconds later your child happens to spill a gallon of paint in the garage and you completely lose it. Your self-control goes out the window and you make a giant deal about something that really wasn't that big of a problem to begin with. Everyone looks at you like you are nuts, and now you are the new gossip for the week.
What I have found that works for me is getting just ten minutes of exercise that gets my heart rate up every day. It helps a lot. I can't even begin to tell you! It makes me feel so much better about myself as well. I try to keep a regular routine of my wake and sleep cycles, also making sure that I'm not getting too much or not enough sleep as well. That in itself can cause you to have some minor mood swings. STAY SUPER HYDRATED. Dehydration can cause slight inflammation in your brain and while trying to find and take in what little H20 that is left in your system will in turn will cause some crankiness. There has also been quite a few studies done regarding a variety of mood disorders that are merely caused by something causing the brain to swell. That is why St. John's Wort is such a great, natural way to help with mood swings. What a coincidence that the herb does an awesome job of reducing inflammation as well as promote positive moods.
Take a few extra seconds to stop and take some deep breaths to stop yourself from overreacting or when you feel yourself about to blow. I always remind myself that I am overracting (most likely I am from the anxiety). I personally use prayer right then and there. I ask for the strength to overcome this feeling and to let it pass quickly and that is my answer for my life right there. Some things that people go through aren't always apparent and everyone is always going through something, so try your greatest to be nice, you never know what someone is silently battling.
St. John's Wort Facts
- Health Benefits of St. John's Wort | Organic Facts
Some of the most impressive health benefits of St. John's Wort include its ability to treat depression, improve mood swings, relieve anxiety, reduce the severity of pre-menstrual symptoms, ease addictive tendencies, regulate hormonal activity, protec
Effects of Dehydration and Mood
- Can Dehydration Affect Our Mood? | NutritionFacts.org
The brain shrinkage associated with dehydration may not only play a role in cognitive impairment, but also in levels of energy, alertness, and happiness.
DONT PANIC ADVICE FOR MOTHERS WITH ANXIETY
- Don't Panic: Advice for Moms with Anxiety Disorders | Parenting
Motherhood and anxiety are not a good mix. Here are some tips for dealing with panic attacks and anxiety disorder, even when the kids are around.
Nine foods that help or hurt your anxiety!
- 9 Foods That Help or Hurt Anxiety - Anxiety Disorders Center - Everyday Health
Studies show that some foods boost mood while others worsen stress and anxiety. Learn about foods to eat or avoid to reduce anxiety.
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A Mother's personal story on how changing her diet changed her life!
- How Changing My Diet Helped My Anxiety | The Purple Fig
The dietary changes I was making were not only helping my stomach, but my anxiety was lessening. Our stomach is often referred to as our "second brain." How we treat our digestive system can dramatically change our emotions and subsequently alter moo