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Feeling Anxious And Stressed Out

I didn’t want to admit it but I’ve been feeling anxious and stressed out in the last few days. I’m not too sure what has caused it. I guess there is a lot going on and life has just been really stressful. As always I am coping with a chronic illness which can really knock my energy from me and at the end of the day I seem to be finding myself feeling burnt out and having thoughts like, “I can’t cope”, “everything is too much”, and “I have so much to do”. People say I look great and I am looking nice but inside I feel so different.

I know I have been having quite negative thoughts and the truth is I can cope, I have strategies in place and ways to do this. Yet I continue to feel overwhelmed and stressed. I know there has been a lot going on lately. I have had a few friends die recently. My parents returned to New Zealand and I am missing them so much. My daughter is having some difficulties at school and I am trying to be there for her and help her. Then there is the house work and my never ending list of things I need to and would like to do.

It’s just too much and it’s making me feel stressed out. So what will I do? I will write a list and work on it one at a time. I will pace myself and rest in between tasks. My priority will be Sylvia and my health, everything else comes after that.

Why Am I Feeling Anxious And Stressed Out

I am going to London in a few days for BritMums. I am so excited about this. It will be a four day adventure. I can’t do a journey like that in one day as my health could not manage it, so I leave on Wednesday and have Thursday and Friday to rest and recover before the big day. I am looking forward to meeting friends and attending learning sessions but at the same time, I am quite anxious about it.

I have thoughts like, “What if people don’t like me”, “what if I have no one to talk to”. Again I know this is not going to happen. I have friends and people I want to meet but there but that anxious part of me saying, “what if, what if”. I want it to stop and am not sure why or how this has happened but it has.

I will need to try and stay calm and breath. I need to simply rest and take a break for a day or two. I know I must be burnt out yet writing this down is my way of figuring out what is going on and it’s therapeutic and helpful to me.

I am so excited. I am going to meet up with my friend Ana De Jesus from Faded Spring. She is a good friend of mine and I am looking forward to this. I am looking forward to meeting my friend Laura Summers for the first time ever on Saturday. I am looking forward to going on the London Eye.

Find a Way to Not Feel Stressed

I just have to find a way to not feel stressed and manage this week and I can do this. It’s hard when you feel so stressed out and as a result anxious. I am not sure why I am like this but I will deal with it and keep moving forward. This is an important week in my life. I am going to talk to my friend about the issues my daughter is having at school and get some suggestions on what to do.

I hope things improve. I’m sure they will. They always do but tonight I am feeling stressed and just wanted to get it all out. I know I’m not the only one.

Angela x

3 Comments

  1. Breath! It does sound like you are under a lot of stress…I hope you get the problems with Sylvia’s school sorted soon. I know how you feel. I am having issues with my teen’s school at the moment. I keep having to stop breath and count to ten to calm myself…lol
    I am sure there are a lot of people feeling the same as you, worrying about attending Britmums. Stop with the “what if’s”! I am sure you will have a fantastic time….If I was going you would be one of the people at the of my list of people to meet. Oh wow! I read Ana De Jesus’s blog and she is such an inspirational woman. Have a wonderful time.
    Sending love and hugs xxx

    1. Thanks Kim. 🙂 I have just been overtired and stressed but yes.. breath and deal with one thing at a time. I have got this! Ana is fabulous and i am so excited to be meeting up with her. She is a great blogger!

  2. I get so like this. It is hard to let things go when everything feels like it’s spiraling out of control. The answer is step back, breath and try not to let it get to you. Hope you have a great time xx

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