How To Fight Anxiety When You’re A Full-Time Mom


It is hard not to root for women with an anxiety disorder who do not allow their condition to stop them from creating a family of their own. They get married; they have kids. Some even choose to become stay-at-home mothers to take care of their children 24/7.

Nevertheless, being a full-time mom naturally comes with various problems that may trigger the anxiety. For instance, you have to clean up one mess after another, especially when your children are still young. The more babies you produce, the more laundry and dishes you need to wash. Then, if your husband’s salary is barely enough to pay the bills, you should budget your money well.

Quitting at this point is out of the question. As what the experts of BetterHelp usually say, you should fight your anxiety for the sake of your family. To know how, keep on reading below.

  1. Look After Your Well-Being

No matter how jam-packed your timetable is, you have to eat healthy foods on time. The nutrition you will get from those meals can energize your body and keep your brain from coming up with strange ideas. Because of that, you may not experience the symptoms of anxiety often.

  1. Get Some Fresh Air

Cherish every chore that you need to do outside of your home. Buy the groceries on your own, for instance, or tend to your garden. Inhaling the fresh air, basking in the sun, and seeing other people besides your family members can do good for your well-being. According to Craig Anderson, Ph.D. of the Greater Good Science Center, Our findings suggest that you don’t have to do extravagant, extraordinary experiences in nature to feel awe or to get benefits,” says Anderson. “By taking a few minutes to enjoy flowers that are blooming or a sunset in your day-to-day life, you also improve your well-being.”

  1. Accept Turns Of Events

When you are a full-time mother, we understand your desire to have control over your domain. The house needs to be clean all the time. Your children or husband should be at home at a specific hour. However, in cases when you cannot have either, you need to be considerate and realize that unexpected circumstances can occur every day.

  1. Exercise

Doing different fitness routines is not merely good at toning your muscles. It also allows you to release some of the tension that motherhood brings.   “Go for a walk or run. [Engaging] in some physical activity [releases] serotonin to help you calm down and feel better,” explains Scott Dehorty, LCSW-C, of Delphi Behavioral Health. That is the kind of activity you need to do often, primarily when you are fighting anxiety, a mental illness that feeds off stress, among other things.

  1. Try Meditation

In securing your mental health, have you ever thought of meditating? Many parents swear by its helpfulness when it comes to calming the mind and reducing your stress levels. Those are a couple of things that an anxious person like yourself needs to function correctly. “Mindfulness meditation also teaches people how to purposefully respond to stressful situations, not simply react to them.“Instead of spiraling downward into increasing anxiety and depression, we’re able to stop that spiral and respond in a more appropriate fashion,” explains Michele Hauser, MD, Director, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Austin, Texas.

  1. Welcome Help From Loved Ones

Finally, you have to let your spouse and family members take on some of your responsibilities from time to time. You are a mom, not a robot. When your body screams for you to take a break, you should listen to it. Otherwise, the anxiety might flare up and cause more significant problems in the end.


To Sum It All Up

The unbridled truth is that you might not be able to eliminate anxiety from your life. Well, not instantly or permanently. It is an incurable mental disorder, and scientists are nowhere near discovering a long-term solution for it. But once you try the tips above, you may get to manage its symptoms and stay as the best mom your children will ever want.


Author: Marie Miguel

Professional Experience Marie Miguel has been a writing and research expert for nearly a decade; covering a variety of health-related topics. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and growth of a free online mental health resource with With an interest and dedication to addressing stigmas associated with mental health, she continues to target subjects related to anxiety and depression specifically. As an editor, contributor, and writer for over 100 online publications Marie has covered topics related to depression, anxiety, stress, grief, various phobias, and difficult family circumstances. With regular content published on mental health authorities like TheMighty, Yahoo, GoodMenProject, ADAA, CCPA-ACCP, Silverts, AMHCA, etc... Marie has shown both her passion and dedication to discussing & educating topics related to mental health and wellness. With an understanding that there is never too much information and helpful research about mental health in all of its forms, she continues to look for new and creative ways to both start discussions & engage with others about these important topics. Before becoming an online researcher and writer, she worked as an Administrative Executive with different industries namely telecom, security workforce providers, trading companies, exclusive hotel and concierge services. After ten years of working in different industries, she decided to enter the world of freelancing in able to give more time to her precious daughter. Given this opportunity, it helped her discover and realize that she is both capable and passionate about expressing her opinions in creative and influential ways via writing. Education Marie Miguel is a loyalty awardee of St. Paul College where she spent her primary and secondary education. She holds a degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Computer Applications from De La Salle University - College of St. Benilde where she was also on the Dean's List for consecutive semesters during her college years. "My Philosophy on Mental Health & Wellness" It takes passion for being an expert researcher and writer of mental health related topics. Having lived through traumatic experiences in the past, it has become easier to express my opinions and findings I've discovered while researching a variety of situations and subjects. I aim to inspire every person that reads mental health & wellness related articles to provide hope in every struggle; just as my experiences have taught me. Additionally, I strive to contribute to the continual progression of mental health awareness by providing helpful information and significant resources to understand further the importance of keeping a healthy mind and well-being.