Hanging out on both july and june boards. I hope you all don't mind. I am 10 weeks 4 days, but they have moved my due date twice already.
I have horrible anxiety. It just started this week. I know it is hormones but I don't know how to get it to stop. I have tried relaxation videos and meditation and it doesn't work. Anyone else have issues with anxiety and extreme moodiness?
Here are some tips for managing stress during pregnancy that I found in an article. Some are self explanatory, but often we forget to take care of ourselves properly!
Here are a few ways to manage your stress and reduce anxiety at work and at home:
Practice saying "no." Now's as good a time as any to get rid of the notion that you can do it all. You can't, so learn to let your superwoman ideals go. Make slowing down a priority, and get used to the idea of asking your friends and loved ones for help.
Cut back on chores — and use that time to put your feet up, nap, or read a book.
Take advantage of sick days or vacation whenever possible. Spending a day — or even an afternoon — resting at home will help you get through a tough week.
Try deep-breathing exercises, yoga, or stretching.
Get regular exercise such as swimming or walking.
Do your best to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet so you have the physical and emotional energy you need.
Go to bed early. Your body is working overtime to nourish your growing baby and needs all the sleep it can get.
Limit "information overload." Reading pregnancy books, surfing pregnancy Web sites, and listening to your friends' pregnancy stories are fine — but don't delve into all the scary things that might (but probably won't) happen during your pregnancy. Focus instead on how you're feeling and what's happening to you now.