Time for a little mental health check-in. I wrote over a month ago that I was going through a difficult bout of depression and anxiety. I was not sleeping or eating well. I was having difficulty with work, writing, and simply living a normal life. I had returned to therapy, and I was beyond thrilled…
Whatever the reasons are, there are plenty of them during this time of year to induce stress and anxiety for all of us.
I talk to my kids frequently about the bad things they hear and see, but how often do I talk to them about the good? Because the world is still good - it just isn't as popular as the bad.
I could say that life has been too busy; I could say that I started a temp job and have been consumed by it; I might even try to blame my kids or husband for my absence. But I want to be honest, even if it is scary to admit it.
or sufferers of anxiety, parenting has extra challenges. The stress of handling disobedience from your kids can feel like a meaningful threat. Your palms sweat, your heart races, the room can feel like it's closing in on you. Everyday tasks like a trip to the grocery store or meeting with a teacher can cause anxiety to go through the roof.
Those feelings, the depression - it creeps back into my life without any consideration or care. It's awful, and I hate it. So because I hate it, I'll do what I can to fight it.
So what have I been reading lately? Besides informative and funny Twitter posts and too much information about hurricane preparedness, here are the latest reads...
Yet, an impending hurricane makes you ponder the things you are lucky to have. Since I have nothing but time right now, and since my electricity is still running, I'll share these things...
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