Dealing With Anxiety in Pregnancy

Dealing With Anxiety in Pregnancy

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As usual:  I am NOT a doctor, and I am not formally educated on mental illness. You should see a doctor to learn about your options. You should discuss any and all treatments with your doctor.

I thought my anxiety series was all wrapped up

Dealing with anxiety in pregnancy isn’t something I had ever given much thought to before – and I had shared (more or less) all the basics of the things I know about living well with anxiety.

But of course, there’s always more to learn. In fact, every new experience offers me a choice – A) choose to learn how to deal or B) spiral into full blown prolonged panic mode. (This option comes with insomnia, depression and general lack of functioning. Woohoo!)

I used to choose option B far more often than I care to admit – but that’s because it’s hard to deal with anxiety when you don’t know how… and that’s why learning how is so important.

I know how to deal with my anxiety on a day to day basis. I can keep it under control most of the time:

Turns out pregnancy blows all those things out of the water. (more…)

The Ultimate Guide to Living (Well) With Anxiety, Part 10 – 3 Things to Remember When You Are Anxious

The Ultimate Guide to Living (Well) With Anxiety, Part 10 – 3 Things to Remember When You Are Anxious

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I can’t believe ten weeks has passed since we started this series. Time flies! I also can’t believe how popular it’s been… these posts have kept my little blog very busy. I have received emails from some of you who are struggling with anxiety – thank you for writing, and keep trying new things until you win! Anxiety sucks, but you can win! And obviously it’s something we need to talk about, because there’s lots of us who have it.

I could write endlessly about hundreds of aspects of anxiety, and what I’ve found to be beneficial. But the series has gotta end eventually. There are some thoughts I have to leave with you, that didn’t fit in anywhere else, before we finish. (more…)

The Ultimate Guide to Living (Well) With Anxiety, Part 9 – For the Christian with Anxiety

The Ultimate Guide to Living (Well) With Anxiety, Part 9 – For the Christian with Anxiety

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*** For the Christian with Anxiety is part 9 in a series of posts. If you want to read part 1, click here. You don’t have to read the entire series to understand each individual post, but they are written to be complimentary to each other! ***

 

Hi, Christian with anxiety. We’re friends! Maybe we don’t know each other, but we totally have the same struggle and the same God watching over us. (So we’re definitely friends.)

The Struggle for a Christian with Anxiety

I don’t know if I’ve ever written a post on a topic quite as difficult for me as this one. Because Christians “aren’t supposed” to have anxiety. We’ve all heard that the Bible says “fear not” 365 times, once for each day. (more…)

The Ultimate Guide to Living (Well) With Anxiety, Part 8 – Talking About Anxiety

The Ultimate Guide to Living (Well) With Anxiety, Part 8 – Talking About Anxiety

*** Talking About Anxiety is part 8 in a series of posts. If you want to read part 1, click here. You don’t have to read the entire series to understand each individual post, but they are written to be complimentary to each other! ***

As usual:  I am NOT a doctor, and I am not formally educated on mental illness. You should see a doctor to learn about your options.

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Are you dealing with your anxiety alone?

Are you finding it hard to start talking about anxiety with friends and family? Maybe they know, but they brush it off like it’s not a big deal. Maybe you’ve been told one too many times that you’re being a bit ridiculous, or you’ve been called a hypochondriac or a conspiracy theorist or my favorite one – dramatic? Or something else that was a little hurtful (even if it was maybe a little truthful)?  (more…)

The Ultimate Guide to Living (Well) With Anxiety, Part 7 – Do Not Feed the Fears

The Ultimate Guide to Living (Well) With Anxiety, Part 7 – Do Not Feed the Fears

*** Do Not Feed the Fears is part 7 in a series of posts. If you want to read part 1, click here. You don’t have to read the entire series to understand each individual post, but they are written to be complimentary to each other! ***

As usual:  I am NOT a doctor, and I am not formally educated on mental illness. You should see a doctor to learn about your options.

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I saw this sign once, and it sums up my whole point here today. I love it so much. So that’s basically the jist, but I’ll go ahead and give you more details so you don’t feel like you wasted your time clicking here 😉

Plus it’s actually more complicated than that. (more…)

The Ultimate Guide to Living (Well) With Anxiety, Part 6 – What Can Exercise Do for Anxiety?

The Ultimate Guide to Living (Well) With Anxiety, Part 6 – What Can Exercise Do for Anxiety?

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*** What Can Exercise Do for Anxiety? is part 6 in a series of posts. If you want to read part 1, click here. You don’t have to read the entire series to understand each individual post, but they are written to be complimentary to each other! ***

As usual:  I am NOT a doctor, and I am not formally educated on mental illness. You should see a doctor to learn about your options. You should discuss any workout plan with your doctor and make sure you are physically able before beginning.

Exercise and Mental Health

You’ll see exercise recommended OFTEN as a first course of treatment for depression. There is absolutely no question in anyone’s mind that exercise = endorphins = happy feeling. (Ok, there’s also no question that it’s not that easy, or depression wouldn’t exist, but there’s lots of evidence to suggest that it can move you in the right direction.)  (more…)