#2 in the series and we say hello to Sophie from the blog mummydeer.
PND and anxiety have played a massive part of my life but most recently I’m feeling more like I’m on the mends and have learnt to come more to terms with who I am. It has taken a really long time but with age and a few things I am better. These are a few things that helped me.

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Mindfulness is important. This is a mental state achieved by focusing your awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting your feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.

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Me time is essential. Being a mum is the greatest part of my life but I am Sophie first and foremost. Having a sun bed for ten minutes is peace when I can just zone out or getting my hair trimmed where I can drink a coffee still hot and read a magazine!

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Self love brings beauty (to quote Felicity Hayward). Be the best version of yourself. Don’t waste your time on things that don’t matter and accept everything.

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Being healthy- Staying hydrated and eating regularly. If I gorge on bad stuff it really plays on my depression. Exercise is the best form of endorphin releaser.

Embracing flaws- no day is perfect. Don’t get worked up by potty accidents and drawing on the wall. It happens, it can be fixed. Nothing is the end of world so take the rough with smooth and be chilled. It’s not fun yelling all the time and cracking the whip. Growing up with a super strict mum taught me that if I treat the children fairly good result would come through. Delilah takes me seriously and doesn’t live in fear of me going off on one.

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