anxiety

10 Tips for Overwhelmed Moms to Cope Better With Anxiety

10 Tips for Overwhelmed Moms to Cope Better With Anxiety

Ever feel light headed, sick to your stomach, chest tightened and like you might just pass out or die?

Or have irrational fears like you’re kids going to die in their sleep or you might drive off the road and crash?

I’m assuming if you are reading this then you most likely have experienced some or all of those feelings or thoughts and perhaps, you are quite close friends with anxiety. I know, I am.

I’ve struggled with anxiety for my entire life and while there can be a lot of shame or hesitation to talk about it in today’s world, I am quite comfortable being open and honest about my struggle.

As I’ve gotten older I’ve learned that there are so many people that actually struggle with anxiety that I would have never expected. These people often seem extremely outgoing, confident, and like they really have their shit together, but once I really get to know them I realize we are more alike than I could have ever imagined. I find that it can be so comforting to share and connect with others about our struggles so we can feel a little less alone on this journey.

10 Foods to Help Ease Anxiety & Stress

10 Foods to Help Ease Anxiety & Stress

Overcoming anxiety and managing stress can be accomplished by simple lifestyle changes. 

One of the most important, and often most overlooked, ways to reduce anxiety and stress is by maintaining a healthy diet. 

The food that you put inside of your body can not only worsen your anxiety and stress levels, but it can also dramatically improve your mood and overall health when choosing the right foods.

If you are looking for a natural way to reduce your stress and anxiety levels then I highly recommend adding some of the following foods to your diet immediately. 

Oatmeal - A delicious warm bowl of oatmeal is a great way to start your day off right. Oats increase the production of the calm inducing serotonin in the brain. Oatmeal is also comforting, filling, and will not spike your blood sugar the way refined carbohydrates and sugars do. Make sure to choose organic steel-cut or rolled oats when possible.