Dealing with Your Anxiety and Stress (#6)
Sometimes we have more than the basic concern about issues and events. Some people deal with profound anxiety. Some people are especially susceptible to stress. I think it’s important to address this as part of our discussion.
I’m not a mental health expert and I would not ever presume to diagnose someone. I have dealt with anxiety in the past including panic attacks brought on by medication. I am more prone to stress than the average person. So while these topics do not leave me paralyzed, I am more than sympathetic toward those who deal with these very real issues on a daily basis.
So how do we address this here?
If you are prone to struggling with mental health issues, it’s very important you deal with them. If you have children who depend on you, they need a healthy parent both every day and in days of difficulties.
I’m here to tell you today that if you need someone to give you a gentle nudge or a kick in the rear to address this issue, I’m that person.
Go get help.
It’s so easy for mothers, in particular, to push our own needs down the to do list. To put off the doctor visit because money is tight and the kids need new shoes or whatever.
One of the ways you love your kids is by getting the help you need to be a healthy and whole person. Whether it means you need therapy, medication, or whatever – you need to prioritize this.
Please deal with it now. Don’t put it off.
Thankful wife of David for 22 years and momma to Caroline for 13 years - Relaxed/Unschoolerish - Lover of books - Seeker of wisdom - Drinker of too many coconut milk mochas from Starbucks