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Calm & Control Your Motherhood Anxiety

by Mama Zen Mamazen
Being a mom and coping with the overwhelm and anxiety is hard enough but what happens if you just can’t get rid of the anxious feelings? How do you handle them?

It is quite normal to feel anxiety and worry, you may feel it before a job interview or before your children start school, however for some individuals the worries and anxiety are constant and you experience a constant sense of dread and feel constantly on edge. Anxiety can become more severe and can take over and start to affect everyday life. The mind goes into worst case scenario and anxiety levels soar.

A side effect of anxiety can include panic attacks. It is very common to develop anxiety at some point in your life and for many moms it can start when their children are born, the overwhelm of a new baby and the worry about keeping them safe from harm can lead to anxiety that you can’t just shake off. Anxiety as a parent can also take the form of worrying that you are not being a good enough parent and feeling anxious that everyone else is doing it better than you.

The symptoms of Anxiety in Motherhood start as if you were anxious or worried but get more intense and last longer than normal these can include: feeling worried, nervous and frightened, lack of concentration, lack of appetite, palpitations – a strong or fast or irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, dizziness or feeling faint, severe headaches, difficulty sleeping, sweating, your mouth becomes dry, feeling detached from the real world.

Try and figure out what triggers your anxiety, this can help you prepare for a future anxiety attack. Is it when your children go to school or when you check in with social media? Get everything recorded and out of your brain. Anxiety likes to lurk in your brain so the more you can discuss about it and get it out in the open or write about it the more you release the worries from your mind.

Don’t brush it under the carpet, recognize that you are suffering from anxiety. Just saying it out loud and putting a name to it will help. Tell people around you are feeling anxious, kind words will come and help with the overwhelm. Read just your mindset to what is good enough. The strive for perfection can affect anxiety so remember done is better than perfect. Mediation calms the mind. During meditation the body has ‘the relaxation response’, which gives the body deep rest, rest that is deeper than the rest from sleep.

There are a lot of apps that can help with Anxiety in Motherhood. One of which is MamaZen app which helps you be more mindful of the present, shifting your perspective to a more positive place.

Through peaceful, effective and guided mindpower sessions, you will start to let go of negative thoughts and emotions, and replace them with more positive feelings of calm and a sense that you are in control.

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