Diary of a 1st Time Anxious Mum

Postpartum Body Image

It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions recently. One side of me appreciates being back at work and the other side of me despises it to its very core. I miss spending days with P, I miss being with her and I’m annoyed that I waste my time & energy on dealing with various situations at work.

My anxiety hasn’t been kind to me. I just don’t feel happy, everything feels like a struggle, I force myself to smile and the only people who make me feel better are my daughter and my partner. I hope it will get better.

My body image is also getting me down. My body has changed a lot after pregnancy. I embrace my body and try my best to treat it as a temple. When my anxiety strikes it’s difficult because I feel sad and I automatically feel worthless. Do you want know what I find interestingly amusing about the body image? The fact that it solely resides in my head and it changes depending on my mental state. I need to remember to be gentle with myself. It’s the only way to make everything better and restore peace and tranquility.

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