As a mother, it is inevitable to feel bouts of anxiety. You love your kids and you will naturally worry about them. You worry about them falling down when they are playing, struggling to make friends at school, not getting the grades they need to go to college, and much more.
Anxiety can be a very normal part of life, but when your anxiety is all-consuming, you need to do something about it for the state of your mental health. If you are a mom who is struggling with excessive levels of anxiety, here are some tips that might just help you get through it:
Talk to a Therapist
Talking to a therapist is a great way to get your anxieties out into the open and explore them with an impartial person who will have the skills and techniques you need to get your worries back under control. There is no shame in struggling with anxiety during motherhood and getting yourself the help you need is the best thing you can do for yourself and your child. There are more options than ever for in-person or virtual therapy, depending on your schedule and finances.
Try CBD Oil
Many mothers do not want to take anxiety medication because they worry it will impair their judgment. This is not always the case and speaking to your doctor might be a good idea. If you don’t want to take prescription-strength medication, then a CBD oil supplement could help to keep you calm and prevent you from getting overanxious on a regular basis. There are many studies that show the efficacy of CBD for mental health and there are few side effects that could negatively affect your day-to-day life.
Teach Your Kids Safety Precautions
If you teach your kids how to be safe, whether it’s teaching them how to cross the street or what to do if they are being bullied, then you can reduce some of your anxiety because you will know that they are equipped for whatever the world throws at them. You cannot control every aspect of their life or the external things they may come into contact with. Once you have done your part, you must let them live their own lives.
Don’t Let Anxiety Rule Your Life
One of the worst things you can do, if you want to manage your anxiety better, is to let the anxiety rule your life. If you are scared, for example, if letting your dad take the kids to the park because he won’t supervise them like you do, then go with him, get comfortable with the idea and then let him do it alone.
If you never let your kids do the things you’re anxious about, then they will just build up and build up and seem scarier than they are and this will only make life harder for you all. Don’t let fear rule your life and let them take some risks. Your children will have to navigate life on their own eventually, and all you can do is teach them the skills they need to be successful and happy.