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Post Partum: The Invisible Battle

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Congratulations on your bundle of joy! The arrival of a baby is a time of excitement and celebration, but it can also come with its fair share of challenges. One of those challenges is postpartum.

Becoming a mother is undoubtedly one of the most exciting and life-changing experiences for a woman. The arrival of a baby can fill the heart with overwhelming love, joy, and hope. However, it’s also a challenging time that can trigger postpartum symptoms in new mothers. Postpartum, commonly referred to as the ‘baby blues,’ is a period of physical and emotional adjustments that happen after giving birth.

Being a mother is not an easy feat, it’s a lifetime commitment that begins the moment the baby arrives. It’s full of challenges that require perseverance and strength. One of the most under-discussed challenges is postpartum depression.

Many different changes

So what exactly is postpartum? Postpartum is a stage that every mother goes through after the baby is born. It’s a time of adjustment and learning how to care for a new life. It’s often said to be a happy period filled with joy and love, but this is not the case for all new moms. Postpartum depression is a real issue that many women experience after childbirth. Postpartum depression is often caused by hormonal changes in the body, sleep deprivation, and stress. A combination of these factors can lead to mood swings, anxiety, and irritability. Symptoms include feeling sad, hopeless, worthless, and uninterested in activities you once enjoyed.

It’s a time when the body undergoes significant changes as it recovers from pregnancy and childbirth. At the same time, new mothers experience changes emotionally,mentally, and physically. The mixed tension conflicts with our new space of life. To balance life can become overwhelming, and practice only gives us understanding of new life. The depression state can be challenging and difficult to overcome. This period of change can be difficult, leading to a variety of postpartum symptoms. Postpartum is different for every woman, and symptoms can range from mild to severe.

Some of the common symptoms of postpartum include fatigue, mood swings, anxiety, irritability, sadness, and lack of concentration. The symptoms usually start within the first week after delivery and can last up to several months.

Mental depression can exacerbate postpartum depression, leading to deeper mental health issues. It can be challenging for new moms to take care of themselves and seek help, but it’s essential. Mental health should never be neglected, especially for new mothers. There are plenty of resources available, from therapy to medication. The key is to identify the problem early on and take the necessary steps to overcome it. Postpartum depression can lead to a range of symptoms, including sadness, guilt, hopelessness, lack of energy, and sleep disturbance. The longer postpartum depression is left untreated, the more profound the impact it can have on mental health.

Ways to Reduce Postpartum

We learn that, postpartum depression is a real issue that new moms can experience after childbirth. It’s important to recognize the signs and seek help. New mothers should never feel ashamed or afraid to reach out for support. The more we talk about postpartum depression, the more we can break the stigma and help women get the support they need. Don’t let postpartum steal your happiness. It’s a time to enjoy motherhood and as a mother, the times is yours to welcome a new life. Congrats!

What triggers postpartum depression? There’s no one answer to this question. Every mother is unique, and every case of postpartum depression is different. But one common factor that can contribute to it is the feeling of being overwhelmed. It can be caused by a range of issues, including financial stress, lack of support, and feeling like you’re not coping with motherhood.

Postpartum is triggered by various factors, including hormonal changes, physical and emotional stress, and sleep deprivation. Hormones such as estrogen and progesterone that rise during pregnancy and plummet after birth can affect a woman’s emotional well-being, leading to symptoms of postpartum.

What can be done to reduce the symptoms of postpartum depression after the baby arrives? There are a few things that can help ease the symptoms of postpartum depression. One is to make sure that the mother is getting enough sleep and rest. Having a good support system in place, like family or friends, is also important. It’s also important for the mother to maintain a healthy diet, stay active, and take care of herself. Find a routine and practice a routine. With trial and error motherhood gets better. Take time to understand emotional and mental challenges. Bonding with baby is important to feel happiness and love.

Until our beautiful minds meet again be safe out there. Many blessings and much love.

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Unexpected Challenges

Life Challenges
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Life can be full of unexpected challenges that can feel like too much to handle. It can feel like a heavy burden when stress and financial struggles are combined with other major challenges, leaving us feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope with the mental strain. This feeling is not uncommon and it’s important to remember that we’re never alone in facing difficult times.

Challenges We’ve all been there at some point in our lives, feeling completely overwhelmed and stressed due to the overwhelming challenges that life has presented us with. From financial struggles, work-related stress, or major life changes, we can often find ourselves feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope with the mental mess we are faced with. It’s important to remember that these situations are incredibly common and that you’re not alone. The key to managing overwhelming circumstances is developing strategies that allow you to find balance and create space between the overwhelming feelings and what you can do about them. Keep an organized notebook of important information. Try to plan a weekly routine, activities included. This can help manage time as well, so your not overwhelmed at last minute. When challenging situations arise, they won’t be so disruptive to your routine. It’s easy to overload our schedules and allowing time management to fall short in completing important task.

Manage Stress To help manage stressful situations, there are many activities you can try such as taking some deep breaths, talking with friends or family, doing something creative or trying meditation or mindfulness. Even getting some exercise or sleep can make a huge difference in our outlook and how we handle difficult circumstances. Taking some time for yourself to do activities you enjoy and setting achievable goals will help take your mind off of your troubles for a bit, allowing for greater clarity and focus when you face them again. Additionally, considering professional counseling can be incredibly beneficial when struggling with overwhelm, providing valuable insights into improving self-awareness, personal effectiveness and productivity in challenging times. No matter how tough things may seem right now, remember that we all go through hard times. There is relief, if we persevere and develop strategies to manage overwhelming feelings before they take control of our lives. So take a deep breath – you got this!

Thinking Positive In times of high stress and strain it is essential to ensure that we take care of our mental health first. We can do this by creating a positive mindset and trying to reframe negative thoughts into something more productive and encouraging. Positive thinking is essential when dealing with difficult circumstances as it helps us break through the barriers and access a calmness of mind which will help to better understand our current situation.

Taking breaks throughout the day from the stresses of life is essential in managing feelings of overwhelm. Having an escape such as reading a book, exercising outdoors, cooking or playing music will help provide a much-needed break for our minds which helps combat against any stresses or anxiety felt during these times.

Additionally, prioritizing your tasks and having an action plan in place is also beneficial in keeping on top of workloads. As it creates order rather than chaos; which again can aid in providing peace within ourselves when working towards completing objectives.

Talk it Out If you feel like your stress levels have become too much, it is important to talk to someone about how you’re feeling. Talking about what’s causing you distress can really help lift a weight off your shoulders. A therapist can provide professional support during tough times, or alternatively speaking to friends or family who will be understanding of your current struggles can be helpful.

Although there may be periods in life where we feel overly overwhelmed with pressures being placed upon us; remembering that we are not alone during these challenging moments. It’s vital as others around us will share similar stories they have faced in life’s turmoil’s. Taking time out for self-care such as meditating, exercise or hobbies provides welcome distractions whilst engaging in talks with therapists/friends/family is incredibly important in seeking assistance where/when needed. You got this👍

Until our beautiful minds meet again, be safe out there. Many blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter -Della 💞🦋

I’m Right, Here! The Highs and Lows of Being Needed All the Time

Being Needed…

It’s been called needy, codependent and other names, but when it’s someone close to you and you love them dearly, nothing else seems to matter. You want to take care of them and make them happy; you want to be there whenever they need you and anticipate their needs as if they were your own.

  • * Feeling like you’re always needed
    I often feel like I’m needed all the time, which is great because it’s an ego boost. However, sometimes it gets to be too much. I find myself constantly checking my phone or thinking about who needs me next. I have to remind myself that I need me too, and take some time for myself. Sometimes when I do this, I notice how it affects other people in a positive way. They are more productive and happier when they’re not worried about me being there for them at any moment. Being needed has its upsides, but also has its downsides. For example, as soon as you stop needing someone else, they start feeling neglected. It can be hard to balance the highs and lows of wanting to help others while still caring for yourself.
  • *Having to be in control all the time
    The neediness can be overwhelming at times, but it has its perks. You know you have people who rely on you. It’s empowering to be needed. But some days, I just feel like I’m a puppet being pulled around by my strings, with no say in what goes on in my life or theirs. I don’t want to be co-dependent or codependent, but it seems inevitable when you’re involved with someone who needs you all the time. When they ask for your opinion and validation, even if they already know what you’re going to say because they already asked before, it makes me feel so important. ( A thought that doesn’t cross my mind) And then there are the moments where everything comes crashing down and they make me feel powerless. Moments where they demand things from me, not knowing how much I’m struggling myself. Moments where you try to be strong and put on that happy face, but inside you’re dying. It leaves me wondering if this is worth it? Those are just overwhelming emotions that come with being needed. In time, those trying moments do pass.

*Dealing with the emotional ups and downs
There are many challenges that come with being needed all the time. It can be very rewarding, but you also have to find your balance. You always need to make time for yourself, or else it can get overwhelming. There will be days when you feel like everything is going well, and then there are days where you are at rock bottom with no one to talk to about what’s going on in your head. On those days, finding someone who understands how you feel is crucial.
It is important to remember that not everyone experiences this feeling on a daily basis; some people do not even experience this feeling at all!
There are ways of self-care that may seem silly, but they really work. These things may include journaling , deep breathing, or listening to music. I’ve found that during times when I’m feeling so anxious I don’t know what to do with myself, writing down my thoughts gives me clarity and helps me put things into perspective again. You need to take care of yourself before you are able to take care of others – and even if it means saying “no” from time to time! I know that word “no’ is far fetched from my vocabulary. It’s okay to say ‘no” to feel your own inner needs at times. One”no” I can’t today, will give you a feeling of clarity. Clarity of peace of mind and a moment of fresh breathe. It’s okay because it generally works out. Everything is okay, saying yes or no. It’s just fine, and everyone is okay, 😁

  • *The physical toll it takes
    Neediness is draining. It’s one thing to have an emotional attachment to someone else, but it’s another when you’re expected to be at their beck and call. You start feeling more like a servant than a significant other. And you’re not even sure if it’s just this person or all people in general, which doesn’t make things any better for your self-esteem. If anything, they are doing you a favor by accepting your company at all – so they must want to see you too? Sometimes it feels as though there is no real meaning behind anything. There is no love or emotion involved in what should be relationships. When I am needed, I feel desired. I love how much he needs me when he wakes up in the morning before going to work. He can barely get out of bed without holding onto my arm first and having me with him while he drinks his coffee. When I’m not needed anymore, I need to be able to give myself permission to say no. My friends keep telling me that these feelings will pass, that it’s not worth getting caught up in something that won’t last. But how do you know until it ends? How do you know if something is worth giving up your life for now because tomorrow may never come?

*The mental challenges
I’ve found that being needed all the time can have its highs as well as its lows. One day, you may be feeling like you are the most important person to someone else, but then another day they’ll ignore your text message or call. You start to question what they’re doing with their life, and why they don’t want you around. It’s hard not to take it personally, especially when you’re putting in so much effort. It becomes difficult to maintain composure when things seem like they are going downhill. One minute, you’re at the top of your game – making a difference in this world and impacting people’s lives. And then the next moment, you feel powerless again because something goes wrong and there is nothing left for you to do. You feel useless because there was no way for you to control it or prevent it from happening

  • *Life happens Sometimes we meet up with challenges that are beyond our control. Life takes turns for the worst sometimes, and we can only hope for better days ahead. When we face these challenges head on instead of letting them overcome us, we gain more than just relief from stress.. We gain wisdom and strength in knowing how to handle similar situations in the future!. These challenges push us out of our comfort zones, which can be both mentally and physically exhausting. But overcoming these obstacles leaves you feeling powerful! Not many other things in life leave you feeling this strong after getting through it!

Feeling needed is great at times. The neediness catches up to our well-being, unexpectedly. Leaving us feeling that another person may inhibit doing for themselves when able. Taking advantage of your time and your own personal space. If you feel overwhelmed, it’s okay. The feelings will pass when you regain your space and time. Being needed is a rewarding feeling. Those feelings can be overwhelming when challenges occur. It’s okay to set boundaries and maintain your own need of physical and mental health.

Until our beautiful minds meet again, be safe out there. Many blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter -Della 💞🦋