Hey, y’all! I have been super MIA this week due to the sudden passing of my cousin’s wife. Many of you reached out to me on Instagram and I appreciate all of you and your prayers for her family. She was so loved and cherished and my heart just breaks for her family. It is also mental health awareness week and my anxiety has been high (as you can probably imagine) this week. I’ve found it helpful to keep busy, but have had a lot of sleepless nights and a very hard time staying focused. I think that is pretty normal during a sudden tragedy, but the situation has been all too real to me having recently had another baby, myself. It has put things into perspective and made me realize how fragile a woman’s body truly is after giving birth.
I talked about my personal struggle with anxiety recently, but I wanted to reiterate that if you are struggling with anxiety, depression or any other mental illnesses, it is so important to talk to those around you who you trust. For me, that has been Ryan, my doctor, close friends and family. Just letting them know and making them aware will help so much. There is absolutely no shame in reaching out or admitting you are struggling. News flash: Everyone does at one point or another. Here are a few things that I do to help with my postpartum anxiety:
Prayer and meditation
Talking and asking for help when things get to be overwhelming.
Go to bed early
Stay positive (take control of your thoughts)
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