Post-natal Anxiety & Me – Coping with Anxiety
Last week I posted about post-natal anxiety, I only ever planned to do one post about it but it’s had such a great response I wondered if there was more to be said on the subject.
Today I want to talk about things or techniques that I found really useful when I was going through the worst of it.
When you become anxious your breathing quickens and that can make you feel physically terrible. By slowing your breathing down your body naturally relaxes but what this also does is makes you focus on something else rather than what you are anxious about. Thinking about the basic act of breathing in and out really helps to put your mind somewhere else and take you out of the cycle you have become stuck in.