Struggling with anxiety to the point where it’s taking over your life? your thoughts? and your actions? I’m sharing with you helpful tips to cope and reduce mom anxiety.
After the birth of my twins I suffered from Postpartum Eclampsia and Hellp syndrome.
I was in the ICU fighting for my life and not knowing if I was ever going to see my kids and family again.
Thank GOD I survived.
I developed PTSD from my birth trauma and had severe anxiety.
With no medication, I healed completely from anxiety.
These tips will help you take control over your MIND so that you can take control over your ANXIETY.
These are the things that helped me reduce mom anxiety and how I coped with it and I know it can help you too.
I worked with a past client on her anxiety. She always felt guilt leaving her kids with her parents. So her anxiety was always through the roof every time she would leave her kids with other people.
She never enjoyed her outings and even canceled fun things (date night, brunch, exercise) that she wanted to do because of it. Her anxiety was taking over her life.
I helped her first change her mind that is safe and fun for her parents to take care of her kids and that she wasn’t a bother.
we developed action steps to reduce her anxiety like, video calling her parents once to see her kids, practicing loving and encouraging thoughts that would empower her to take control over her anxiety and also feeling worthy of taking care of herself.
This is her powerful testimonial, gives me chills!!:
“For years I was stuck in the same place. I wouldn’t leave my girls with anyone, in fear that I was bothering. I spent so many years neglecting self care, and letting anxiety control me, that by the time I decided to do something about it, 6 years had passed since the last time my husband and I had a solo date. Having Ros Emely as my life coach has changed things so much for me. I go to the gym at least 3 times a week, my Husband and I have made it a priority to go out twice a month and I cannot remember the last time I had an anxiety attack. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. I love the woman, mom and wife I am getting back.” -Cheila mom of two
I can help you get the same results too 🙂 schedule a free consult call to hire and work with me as your life coach!
What is mom anxiety
Mom anxiety can happen postpartum after giving birth. You are constantly consume with worries, fears and nerves about motherhood. The question of “Am I doing this right?” fears that something bad is going to happen to your kids or like me you went through a traumatic birth or after birth and now fear is controlling you.
What are the 4 coping skills for anxiety
I will mention some of them below, but here’s a quick overview of how to cope and reduce mom anxiety.
- Taking deep breaths
- progressive muscle relaxation (helping your body relax by applying these techniques)
- Imagery (is a guided meditation where you picture calming and relaxing scenery like the beach, walking in a garden ect, to reduce stress and anxiety)
- Challenging irrational thoughts (this is where you challenge your thoughts that creates the feeling of anxiety and think about positive outcome instead)
Ready to stop allowing anxiety tell you how to feel, what to think and keep you stuck in fear?
7 empowering steps to reduce mom anxiety
One thing that helped me reduce mom anxiety and even eliminate my anxiety was to pray and get closer to the Lord. Reading the bible and completely having faith that he will heal me. Praying works and creates miracles in your life.
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Journaling is a great way for you to start in this amazing journey of rediscovering yourself and learning more about yourself. It helps you find your anxiety triggers by noticing patterns throughout the day. When you journal it helps you release negative emotions into paper, you can also write positive things like what you are grateful for etc.. It’s so helpful to get cozy, create a journaling schedule and journal your heart out.
My 365 days of motherhood joy guided journal can help you start on this journey. it has 365 already written question for you to write and reflect.
3.Distract your mind
Distracting your mind from whatever it is that’s causing you anxiety is very powerful. Anxiety is thinking the worst case scenario will happen in the future. so the more you think about it, the more anxious you’ll become. Distract your mind with positive thoughts. Empower yourself by saying “Anxiety does not control me”. Do something else that brings you joy and calm. Play with your children, read a book/bible, go outside and get fresh air. Take on a new hobby you have always wanted to try. Distracting your mind is you taking control over your anxiety and your thoughts.
4.Say positive and encouraging words to yourself
Saying positive affirmations can help ease the fears, worries and tension that comes from anxiety. You are reframing your brain from going to fear and anxiousness to ease and calm. What always helped me was saying “I am okay”. Repeating this when you feel that your anxiety is creeping in.
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There is a feeling of empowerment when you know that your life will feel better when you seek professional help. Whether that is a therapist or hiring a life coach like me. When you get the help that you need, you will feel better and happier. You will have the tools to move forward in your life so that you can THRIVE as a mother, wife and person.
I can help you reduce the stress and anxiety out of your life, so that you can put yourself first, enjoy being a mom and love life. Schedule a consult with me today and let’s work together!
6.Take deep breaths in and out
When you’re feeling anxious, it’s always helpful to stop and take a couple of deep breaths in and out. This will help you calm your nerves, stress and anxiousness. I look at it like this, when you pause, concentrate on the breathing and focus on each breath that you take. You are being in control of how you want to feel.
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7.Surround yourself with people that make you feel safe and loved
Surround yourself with positive people in your life who only wants the best for you. Being able to be open to talk to them about your anxiety, fears and worries can help you feel better. You want people that you trust and makes you feel safe in your life. No judgement or shaming, but love, compassion and understanding.
You got this mama,
it’s time to enjoy your life again
it’s time to be present with your kids again
and it’s time to feel empowered about the choices, thoughts and actions that you make….
P.S: Ready to let go of anxiety, stress and overwhelm in your life, so that you can feel better, feel more JOY and love your life?
Schedule a consultation call with me to learn more about private 1:1 coaching and how I can help you!