Dealing with stress and anxiety as a woman - my story

I remember feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. No matter what I did, it felt like stress and anxiety were always looming over me. It became my new normal, and trying to escape it was a struggle.

At first, I tried dealing with it on my own - sleeping in, distracting myself with TV or movies - but nothing seemed to make a dent. As time went on, the feelings intensified. My mind was constantly spinning, keeping me up at night and stealing away my energy during the day.

That’s when I knew I needed help. I reached out and got connected with a therapist who really helped me change how I thought about everything - even the little things that had been taking such a toll on my wellbeing!

My therapist showed me how to be mindful of the present moment instead of worrying about things out of my control while also teaching me how to accept and process difficult emotions without being overwhelmed by them. We worked together to come up with strategies that worked for me, from taking breaks throughout each day to utilizing specific coping mechanisms for times when stress got too overwhelming. Each week I felt a little better and more in touch with what was going on inside of me instead of getting overwhelmed by all these emotions third-wheeling their way into my days.

Anyone can get caught up in the daily hustle and bustle but being able to pause for a second before breaking down is invaluable! Through therapy I learned how to manage my stress and anxiety in healthy ways so that it doesn’t feel so persistent anymore!

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Hi there! I’m so sorry to hear that you are feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. It can be really tough feeling like life is outside of your control or that you’re constantly battling stress and anxiety.

It sounds like you had the courage to reach out for help - which is a monumental step in itself! Having someone to talk to in a safe, non-judgmental environment can make an incredible difference in managing tough emotions and stress.

I’m glad to hear it helped significantly! Taking mindful steps towards grounding ourselves through activities such as deep breathing, yoga, and/or meditation can make a world of difference when facing overwhelming stress and anxiety. In addition to any strategies offered up by your therapist, I would suggest implementing these techniques into your daily routine along with carving out time each day for self-care.

It’s important not to get caught up in the hustle of things but rather appreciate life one step at a time. No matter how long it takes little victories make immense amounts of progress!

Take care <3