I have been dying for as long as I can remember. Brain tumors. Cancer. Stroke. Heart attack…I have been 100% sure that I have had each of these at one time or another. Each time I felt a headache….a strange stomachache…..tingling fingers….a flutter in my chest I was CERTAIN that this was the end. Yet I am still here. YAY!! I didn’t die. I am probably not going to die until I am at least 100 years old (palm readers are pretty accurate right?). I have great genes. I take care of my body. I am a doctor’s dream. If anything will take me out it will be the stress of WORRYING about what MIGHT happen. The reality is that I don’t know what life has in store. I have no idea when my time is up. What I can control is what I do with my time while I am here. I cope with my anxiety by practicing mindfulness, EFT, and acceptance. I choose to live my life based on my values and not my fears. YOU CAN TOO!
What NOT to do if you are an anxious person:
1. Do NOT Google your symptoms.
2. Do NOT keep it to yourself.
3. DO NOT beat yourself up. It’s NOT your fault.
4. Do NOT avoid places because you’re afraid of feeling anxious.
5. Do NOT feel hopeless. YOU can have an amazing life AND anxiety.
What you SHOULD do if you are an anxious person:
1. Eat a regular times and not too much sugar.
2. Avoid too much caffeine.
3. Talk to someone who cares about you.
4. Get clear about what you value in life and do it even if you’re afraid.
5. Get a good night’s sleep.
6. Pracitice coping skills that let you live your life.
7. Join a group-online or in person.
8. Know that you are NOT alone.
9. Challenge yourself. Do the thing that scares you the most.
10. LOVE yourself. You are amazing. The world needs YOU!!
If you're not sure you can do it on your own and you are ready to learn some new skills to start enjoying life contact me to schedule a FREE 30 minute call.
Jennifer Bronsnick, MSW, LCSW is passionate about supporting moms to be resilient. As a mother of three daughters under 8 and a survivor of postpartum depression and anxiety Jennifer knows exactly how challenging motherhood can be. She also knows that there is hope for all of us and with accurate information, support and inspiration that mothers and families can thrive.
Jennifer’s years of clinical experience as a social worker and her own personal journey gives her the unique ability to guide other moms on their path to health and wellness. You can also learn more about Jennifer, the services she offers and purchase her books on maternal self-care at www.themindfulfamily.com/jennifer.