how to deal with anxiety
We all suffer from stress, and in some instances it can be beneficial. Some experts believe that in small doses, it can actually enhance and improve cognitive brain function. Continued stress, however, can put a drain on your physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.
Usually, upon meeting somebody for the first time, having a laugh together is a great way to ease the tension. However, for those with anxiety, a joke that has just been told may be the last thing on their mind!
I thought about death almost hourly. I knew in my heart that at any given moment I could lose my mum. I also understood that at any moment I could drop dead, and that isn't the nicest thought to have with your Weetabix.
You spend months waiting for the new life you're about to bring into the world. You spend ridiculous amounts of money on the perfect outfits, the perfect nursery and the perfect pram to show off your beautiful new addition to the family.
It's easier said than done. As simple as it sounds, not everybody finds it possible to relax. Chores that still need doing or the murmuring coming from your child's bedroom as they sleep, can be stressful. There are many ways you can learn to relax!
You may have heard the phrase, "having a baby won't fix your marriage/relationship" - and quite rightly so. In some cases, bringing new life into the world may make the bond between you and your partner stronger in the long run, but first you have to get through the challenges that come with a new baby!
What if her friends don't like me? What if he finds somebody better? What is the point if relationships end anyway? Are just some of the things that people with relationship anxiety may think. Just as every individual experiences general anxiety differently, people experience relationship anxiety differently too
But, trust me you're not even going to be bothered about winning the prize for yourself (no matter how competitive you are as a parent) - by day 14 just doing this will make your household a calmer, happier and more joyous place to be which is a phenomenal prize in itself!
Much of anxiety is individualistic and subjective to many variables. A quick intervention with someone who recently started having panic attacks is often enough to abolish them, whereas if your anxiety stems from deep-rooted traumas, more work will be required.
I have to check. I have to know that the scenario I have created in my head isn't playing out behind that door. Behind that door is where my daughter sleeps, completely unaware that this is the eighth time I have been in to her room to film her making that weird sound she makes in her sleep.