Me,Myself and I.... Time

       Since having my daughter I look at the world in a completely different way. Of course thing aren't as easy as they use to be. Getting up and going just isn't the same. With such a huge blessing comes a great responsiblity especially being a single parent. I remember when I would drive with Ava in the car... it was a miserable time for me. Ava just wanted to scream and cry the entire car ride.  However I couldn't do anything about it and felt completely out of control. I was going though a dark phase in my life and felt that I needed to get out the house with Ava to relieve some stress. Little did I know I was creating more stress because for some reason I hated hearing my baby cry, it literally gave me anxiety. Sure everyone would tell me babies cry and thats just what they do. I knew that but still it didn't make me feel any better or make my anxiety go away. Now nine months later Ava is finally getting use to sitting in her car seat or maybe its just because she now facing forward but it has gotten better for me and Ava. I would be lying if I said I didn't get anxiety from hearing my little baby cry but I pray that it gets better and it has. Now if only I could get this little girl to sleep though the night. I feel like I'm the only one who's nine month year old is not sleeping though the night. Ugh..... why me. I guess thats just part of being a mommy.
       I thought it would be interesting if I shared some items that have helped me cope with stress and sever anxiety. Anxiety and stress is something I need to deal with because in the long run its no good for me and my personal health.

Whenever I feel overwhelmed I love to light a candle. They bring peace and calm in my life. I usually like to light candles at night. This candle is from Bath and BodyWorks. It's suppose to relieve stress, but I just find candles in general to be very relaxing. 

I love to read as well. When I was younger I hated reading and thought it was a complete waste of time..... now I love it and wish I had more time. I know it can hard and challenging to ready with little kids running around. So I try to set time aside to read right before I go to bed or early in the morning before my little baby girl wakes up. I enjoy ready things that are very uplifting and inspiring. "Every Day A Friday" is just that! It truly makes me appreciate the little things in my life that I once took for granted. It's a great book that was recommend to me by a friend and now I'm recommending it to you.
Feeling beautiful is now a challenge that us moms face. It seems like I barely have time to even use the bathroom. So on a night when you just put your little one in bed treat yourself to late night pamper session. I find it hard to get up and do this, but after I do I feel a million times better.  This facial mask is from target and is only 2.99. Think about this.... as a mom it's hard to wake up in the morning and apply makeup so why not just allow your skin to look vibrant and glowing.

I hope these ideas were somewhat helpful. 
XOXO Alicia.

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