3 No-Nonsense Strategies to Address Anxiety and Depression Without Turning to Alcohol or Drugs

3 No-Nonsense Strategies to Address Anxiety and Depression Without Turning to Alcohol or Drugs

Have you ever used drugs or alcohol to cope with anxiety or depression? I know I have!


Having HEALTHY coping skills is how to address anxiety and depression without resorting to drugs or alcohol. In this video, I’m going to go over 3 of these no-nonsense strategies to address anxiety and depression.

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I hate anxiety! Let me count the ways....

I hate anxiety! Let me count the ways....
You know what I hate? Anxiety! I’ve struggled with anxiety my entire life. It manifests in many ways. Tight muscles. Sweating. Irritability and anger. Skin picking. Nail biting. Lip chewing. Ugh!
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I’m sitting here at my daughter’s Girl Scout meeting thinking about all the homework I have to do and all the time I DON’T have to work on it. Highly stressful.
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How this Busy Mom changed her Recovery

How this Busy Mom changed her Recovery
I was tired. Physically, yes, but mostly emotionally and mentally exhausted. I was stressed out and anxious. I was slightly depressed because I didn’t think there was a way out. I thought I was stuck.

I had WAY too much on my plate, but I didn’t know what to let go of to make myself slow down. I was raising three kids and going to college online. I was an emotional mess!
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5 Things I Do To De-Stress

5 Things I Do To De-Stress
Anticipation that doesn’t pan out results in stress. At least for me it does. 

What I used to do when I got stressed:
  • Yell at my kids.
  • Overeat.
  • Yell at my significant other.
  • Ruminate on the issue.
  • Blame others for my pissiness.
What I do now when I get stressed:
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Don't you want this for your family too?

Don't you want this for your family too?
We love our children. I know I love mine. I’m pretty confident that you love yours too.

I introduced myself to a new lifestyle to help me wind down and reduce stress. My children benefit from that. 

They get a grounded, calm, fun, and chill mom who takes time to be present with them. Isn’t that what you want for your family too?
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