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   Posted 8/24/2010 10:44 PM (GMT -7)   
i'll keep it simple, my name's nikki i'm a 20yr old female, 2 year old child, have alot going on mentally/emotionally and have been for some time. Need someone to help, no time for professional person2person counseling, work+baby=s no time, and when i do have time all i want to do is sleep?? anyways.. i just feel pretty alone and life has gotten harder yet again, im fighting with myself because one day i feel like i got myself under control, the next im questioning everything and breaking down within myself.im driving myself crazy and i wish i could stop so i can be happy again.

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   Posted 8/25/2010 7:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello and welcome to HealingWell.  There are some lifestyle changes you may want to try.
Here are a few things that you can do:
Get daily exercise. Exercise is a powerful stress reducer, can improve your mood and can keep you healthy. It's best if you develop a regular routine and work out most days of the week. Start out slow and gradually increase the amount and intensity of exercise.
Eat a healthy diet. Avoid fatty, sugary and processed foods. Include foods in your diet that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and B vitamins.
Avoid alcohol and other sedatives. These can worsen anxiety.
Use relaxation techniques. Visualization techniques, meditation and yoga are examples of relaxation techniques that can ease anxiety.
Make sleep a priority. Do what you can to make sure you're getting enough quality sleep. If you aren't sleeping well, see your doctor.
Again a warm welcome to HW and know that we are here to support you and that we care.
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   Posted 8/25/2010 11:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Nikki, I feel for you. I too had my first child young, and it is overwhelming sometimes! You will get through it though. Kitt gave you some great advice, and this place is a great suppport, so keep posting.
Try to enjoy every moment with your little one. I know it sounds cliche, but most things that are true do-it goes soooo fast!!! My youngest is now 8, and I am dreading the day that I have to let go:(
Hang in there and remember that you have the most important job in the world-investing in your child's future!
God Bless
Scaredy Cat
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

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   Posted 8/25/2010 12:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Nikki. I don't know if you're raising your child by yourself or not. Whether you are or not, but especially if you are (because it means more options) have you looked into any public programs that may be able to help? There are usually a number of different programs at different governmental levels (federal, state, county) things like WIC if you're eligible. I know it means more work up front, but if you got some financial help for example to help with groceries, maybe you could cut back on your hours at work. If you don't already know there are also usually programs and people (often called case workers or case managers) who can help locate other programs and services that you may be eligible for.

Also, do you have any friends/family/coworkers that you can talk to (even if on the phone while cooking or something) just so that you don't feel as alone. When I lived alone I used to talk to friends on the phone while making and eating dinner and it helped me feel less lonely. I wish you the best.

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