Coping with Postpartum Anxiety

Anxiety comes in waves for me. I can be fine for weeks, even months at times. Then a trigger happens and I find myself paralyzed. Unable to breathe, think, or cope with life. Ever since Kori’s failed attempt at the dairy ladder, I’m bombarded with random anxiety attacks.

Photo Credit: Brittney Hogue Photography

Reaching into my coping methods basket, grounding and “J”breathing help the most when I am overwhelmed.

J breathing:

  • Inhale 4 beats
  • Hold 7 beats
  • Exhale 8 beats

Grounding:

Look around you. Identify and name

  • 5 things you see
  • 4 things you feel
  • 3 things you hear
  • 2 things you smell
  • 1 thing you taste

Most of all, remember anxiety is a liar. Speak truth to yourself when the intrusive thoughts start racing. You are worthy. You are loved. You are enough.

💗💗 A

Published by raisingprincesswarriors

Just a mom writing about my journey through motherhood, postpartum depression and anxiety, while working full time. Cooking and menu planning help keep me sane.

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