I’ve learned to use my anxiety as an indicator for when I’m out of alignment. If I’m feeling a lot of anxiety, it usually means one of the following things:
🔸 I’m ignoring, suppressing, or resisting my intuition/ intuitive guidance.
🔸 I’m pushing the boundaries of my comfort zone (a good thing but calls for a little extra gentleness and self care)
🔸 I’m trying too hard to control chaos and need to let go a little.
🔸 I’m scared of the unknown or of being vulnerable and need to tell myself that who I am is enough, will always be enough, and that it’s okay to ask for help.
🔸 I’m trying to do too much and I need to slow down and rest.
🔸 I’m too focused on what others need or might be thinking or feeling and I need to check in with my own needs...(a signal to increase awareness and attention on my energetic boundaries.)
🔸 I’m not eating well or enough. Food affects mood!
🔸 I’m avoiding feeling my feelings (grief, general hurt, anger, etc.)
When you start to see emotions as information, FEELING becomes a lot more empowering.💚
Hey 🙋🏻♀️ I wanted to pop in and say hello to those who do not know me personally. I am grateful to the new people who have chosen to follow Camille’s journey & are also wanting to learn a little more about Down syndrome and what that looks like day to day for a family.
I’m Chelsea, I live in Central California and I’m 30 years old. Next month my husband and I will have been married for 4 years AND a fun fact about us is that we got married after 6 months of dating 😱
I am a stay at home mom of 2 kids, which can also be called a working mom who gets to wear pajamas while getting yelled at a lot by small people. I am currently pursuing my Bachelors Degree in Human Services at SNHU & I LOVE that it’s all online.
I started a “blog” last October in hopes of giving myself a place to go to express all the intense emotions I was dealing with. What I thought was a blog was just a diary, and since then I have made it into an official Mom Blog where I can authentically connect with all moms, provide self help advice and tips, and most importantly advocate for special needs by spreading positive awareness. (Link in bio!) The day I gave birth to Camille is the same day I found out about her Down syndrome diagnosis and AV Canal Heart Defect that required open heart surgery a week shy of her turning 4 months.
I have battled with Anxiety and Depression my whole life, and work really hard every day to keep improving and keep going. I enjoy self help books and natural/holistic approaches to nurturing my mental health & I REALLY enjoy helping someone else struggling when I can.
I am an introvert at heart, I am much better at writing than I am at speaking, my friends are my family, I have BIG dreams for my blog & I could eat chips and salsa every day for the rest of my life and be happy!
There are imbalances and circumstances that may be the cause of anxiety, but I believe that living with anxiety does NOT have to be something we just accept and just learn to live with.
I believe that everyone deserves to live full and free and in peace! Find out what soothes your soul. Chase it. Soak it up.
Oils have been such a blessing in rough times. They work on a cellular level, bring balance and stability. Here are some oils (and where I apply them) that I use when dealing with anxiety:
𝑷𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒆 & 𝑪𝒂𝒍𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒈
These are all amazing in the diffuser, but I love to apply then topically, right onto the skin, to ease my mind and spirit. I like to use a roller bottle or just in my hands to apply,
Over my heart,
On my wrists,
On my forearms,
Back of my neck,
On my forehead,
Behind my ears,
Over my jawline,
Down my spine,
Pretty much bathe in them!
I’m hopeful that if you’re someone who seeks relief, rest, and peace, that you too will find some help through these mighty oils. You deserve to live fully and free my friend.
Social anxiety is a beast. This week, it tried it's best to thwart me from reconnecting with school friends, whom I haven't seen in 15+ years.
My heart raced everytime I thought about it and my stomach felt like the ground was falling out from under me.
On the day of, I raked my brain for an excuse not to go. I plotted escape plans and mentally drafted my text message letting them know I couldn't go. Maybe they'll all get sick or something will come up?? If only I could cancel and relieve my discomfort. However, I've been through this before. I'm an anxiety pro and I've learned that, despite the anxiety, I'd regret not going.
So I gritted my teeth, dressed in my favorite outfit, and left the house. What ensued was one of the best evenings I've had in a long time. My cheeks still hurt from all the laughing.
I'm so glad I didn't let anxiety stop me from enjoying my life.
#mentalstrength #mentalhealth #anxiety #anxietyproblems #anxietytips #socialanxiety
A couple of months ago, I dreamt of my Grandad.
I don’t recall doing that in the last 21 years. And that was about how long we hadn’t seen each other in the dream.
It took a short while for him to recognise me, but he soon did.
He had a stall for his woodwork right next to Mum’s homespun crafts at a fair (something I hope to soon do with my own creations) ✨
He looked & was dressed exactly the same as I remember him, yet his face was softer.
Rewind in the dream and I was rushing about trying to get last bits done at work, and took a last phone call from my grandma wanting to order a chair for my Dad’s birthday, not knowing it was me on the phone, and getting quite impatient with how slow I was being.
(The complete opposite of her character, and a reflection I believe of the pressures I was feeling in my job at the time).
The messages I took away from this dream:
⋙ to be more patient with myself
⋙ to always be kind & gentle, yet go at my own pace and not get caught up in the rush around me
⋙ that you can’t put a price on in-person interactions ~ seeing the warmth of someone’s smile, feeling their embrace and often being better understood
➵ Do you ever look up dream meanings? I do this pretty much every time I remember a dream now.
➵ Do you ever get visited by passed loved ones in your dreams? I rarely do but always find it a comfort when it happens, as somehow it makes them feel not so far away 🙏🏼💙
Xxx ♥️ xxX
It’s 80 degrees today, but I’m starting to think about Fall soups 🍵🍲🍜🥄
Tips On Getting Over Toxic Friend/Relationships🥀💔
I recently wrote an article for @kiddipedia
on ‘3 simple ways to positively manage hyperstress.’ If, like me, it’s something you struggle with from time to time due to #childhoodtrauma
, make sure you click on the link in my bio ❤️
According to psychologist Noosha Anzab, who works for the online health platform ‘Lysn’, hyperstress response is actually one of the most common forms of stress. .
Referring to an emotional state where an individual has been pushed ‘beyond their normal limits or has overloaded themselves physically or mentally, hyperstress – as Noosha explains – can often result in ‘burn out, aggression, and anxiety.’ .
Here are three ways that you can positively manage this common form of stress, and get your health back on track.
For the full article, please click the link in the profile...
We are fully responsible for our own healing. •
It’s not our partner’s job to heal us. Not our parent’s. Nor our spouse’s, or our friend’s job. It is ours alone.
It took me a long time to realize this - I definitely struggled. I expected other people to be a certain way so that I wouldn’t get triggered and so it could “be easier for me”. If only they loved me more and would be more sensitive to my needs, then I could finally heal.
Until I realized that this was only temporarily hiding my triggers, and was preventing me from showing up for myself, loving myself and taking responsibility for myself in the ways that I needed to so that I could finally heal.
Taking full ownership of my anxiety, depression & emotions - as them not having to do with anyone else but me and my personal history & struggles - allowed me to actually begin healing my past traumas and get to where I am today.
Is this something you’ve struggled with? Where do you feel you may not be showing up for yourself in your life right now? Share below! ↴
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!!! 💦It’s always important, but especially in this heat and while partying. Drinking water will minimize hangovers, headaches and dizziness, and maximize your energy 💦