I love being a stay at home mom! But the day that I became a mom was the day my anxiety kicked into high gear.
Anxiety can be consuming. It can take over all of your worst fears and control you.
But there are ways that you cope with anxiety as a stay at home mom. So here’s a list of ideas below to help you get started.
Here is how you can cope with anxiety
1. Keep yourself busy
I’ve learned to cope with my anxiety by keeping myself busy. I know this sounds repetitive, but it actually helps take your mind off things. While your little one naps, try to keep yourself busy by cleaning or organizing.
I used to find that I hated cleaning.
But now it’s more enjoyable because I listen to music while I make my home spotless. Plus, I feel like I’ve made an actual accomplishment for the day.
2. Spend time outdoors
I can’t tell you enough how important it is to spend time outdoors. I’ve learned how to find true self by hiking through the woods.
Find a babysitter or take the whole family for a weekend trip. You and your little one can take in the beauty that nature has to offer.
I promise you that all your worries will disappear.
3. Drink chamomile or lavender tea
I’ve started venturing into trying different flavors of tea.
It’s amazing the effects that a cup of tea can induce when you’re feeling stressed.
Chamomile is my favorite because it tastes so delicious. It has a sweet apple taste to it and it smells so good.
I especially enjoy having a warm cup of chamomile tea before bed because it helps me to fall asleep. Add a little bit of honey to sweeten the flavor and you’ll feel so calm and relaxed afterward.
4. Use an essential oil diffuser
Grab an essential oil diffuser like this one from Amazon. Add some drops of chamomile or lavender essential oil to it, and your home will start to smell nice to help you feel more relaxed.
Essential Oil Diffuser
5. Talk to someone close
Sometimes talking to someone close and dear to you can be one of the best remedies for anxiety.
I love talking to my husband about everything that worries me.
He is always so understanding and he reassures me that everything is going to be okay. Then he reminds me of all of the things that I can appreciate.
It always helps to feel better knowing you have the support that you need.
6. Meet up with another mom friend
Sometimes anxiety can be induced when you when you aren’t socializing enough. I actually use this as part of a challenge that I include in my new e-book that you can get today by joining Pretty Crafty and Wanderful. Grab it for free!
Make plans to meet up with another mom friend so that you two can talk about all the things relative.
I’m blessed to have mom friends that are my family. We can always talk to each other about the things that frustrate us the most.
Plus it’s fun to joke around about everything parenting-related.
7. Start crafting
Pick up a new hobby like crafting! You might find that it is enjoyable to work with your creative side. You can make cute and easy DIY crafts to decorate your home with.
Check out this DIY project on how to turn thrift store junk into a gift to get you inspired.
8. Start journaling
I started journaling back when I was a preteen. I realized it helped me once I expressed how I felt about things.
Journaling helped me get through the passing of my mother and now I use it whenever I’m feeling stressed out.
When you’re feeling like you can’t talk to someone, journaling is the best therapy that I use to cope with anxiety. Check out this cool blog post about how to start a bullet journal.
Don’t let anxiety control you. You can cope with anxiety by trying some of these ideas. Be consistent with it and remind yourself that everything will be okay.
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