Emotional support

Jessica - posted on 11/03/2017 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hi all. I'm a single mom of a 2 year old. Lately I've been so overly emotional. I'm angry and sad all at the same time. I'm so overwhelmed with taking care of my daughter and working and doing it all, as I'm sure you all do... My question is there any advice you can give to help calm the anger and anxiety you feel from time to time? It's literally taking over my life and it's all I feel.

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Jessica - posted on 11/28/2017

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I started off as a single mom to just one and know that depression takes over full time. Getting out of the house and visiting helps. Sharing something you love with your child is also very therapeutic like letting them watch you cook or art, even music! Lastly don't think about each thing you have to do that day, thinking about things will only make it worse. Definitely write your worries down, even if you just wad up the paper and throw it away afterwards. Always set your mind ahead about five years and remember the now bc they do grow up too fast. Good luck and love to your little family.

Angela - posted on 11/24/2017

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It's hard when we are the head of the house all on our own. It's pretty natural to feel those things from time to time, I know I do. For me, I've learned when I take care of my spiritual and emotional health I am better able to take care of everything else a little better. What has helped me the most is each day to carve out at least 30 minutes for my quiet time before getting ready for the day. I know that's easier said than done, but I make it a top priority each day. This is the time I drink my coffee, ready my bible and daily devotional material that lifts my focus higher than what's here in the day to day grind of things. Another thing is journaling what my thoughts and dreams, things I'm thankful for, etc. just the act of getting them down on paper helps me tremendously. Maybe it will you too. Sometimes just talking with a close friend helps too. My prayer is you'll find what works for you to help you realign your focus to the positive each day and know you are not alone. Hugs and prayers from Texas ; )

Sian - posted on 11/20/2017

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I can understand. You're gonna have to identify what makes you angry and sad and answer the whys. Then try your best to not allow yourself to think about those things people or person. Make you and your relationship a priority. Don't allow those NEGATIVE feelings and thoughts to steal precious time from your most precious gift.

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