Finding the calm

Anxiety can make normal things seem that much more chaotic.  Sometimes life feels like a never ending chaos. Personally, I feel like I never sit down. Well I mean I do sit down but it feel like there is a never ending list of things to do.

It’s funny actually because I am a stay at home mom. The automatic assumption of stay at home moms is that we are completely lazy.  For example, I’ve had a conversation where I’ve said I’m exhausted and they said what do you do to be exhausted. In a condescending manner. Since I was already exhausted and I tend to get cranky when I’m exhausted…. I kind of went off.

So….when life with anxiety feels so chaotic, you need to find what calms you. For me….its music. Music has always been a great tool in dealing with my anxiety. I use music to fill the silence…to motivate me….to express myself. I listen to music when I am cleaning. I listen to music when I am happy. I listen to music when I am sad. I listen to music when I just don’t know how I feel. A day doesn’t go by where I don’t I don’t listen to some type of music. My car holds 6 CD’s so I am always listening to something.

 

Life is full of surprises….its about finding the calm in the chaos. What makes you calm?

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  1. Great post! I like to listen to music too. Thanks for bringing up the additional topic of stay at home moms and their energy levels. Quite often I’ve been asked that question in a condescending manner. People assume I’ve never worked a day in my life and just clean and cook while watching my favorite television shows. The reality is, I used to work in corporate America for 20 years, so I know what it’s like. I’m in the middle of obtaining my second degree as I pursue my life purpose, managing multiple mental illnesses, and managing an entire household. So, it would be nice if some people wouldn’t assume the value of what stay at home moms provide for their families and society. Additionally, now is the time to remove any stigmas surrounding this as well. Thanks for reading my response 😀

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