The first time I felt my mental health slip, was seven years ago. During a time when I was sending our sweet 4-year-old girl off to JK part-time. This life transition was one I was not prepared for. Our first-born was on her way towards independence. Thousands of questions and what ifs circled my mind as I dropped her off for her very first day of school.
Is she too young to make her own choices? What would she do without me? How could I let her go? What if she needed me? Who will help her in the bathroom at school?
As a stay at home mom who put my focus 100% wholeheartedly on raising our children, I felt lost. I felt like our daughter was being ripped from my arms. Although I still had her three little brothers at home to love, teach and hold, I felt helpless and very much alone.
As a result of my disbelief that our first-born was old enough to be attending kindergarten, I struggled mentally.
Consequently, all I had energy for was the bare minimum and sleep quickly became my new best friend. Unsure what was happening mentally to me, I searched for answers and prayed for relief. Talks with my Husband, my Doctor and a when I could squeeze in discussions with my life coach.
After much searching, I came to the conclusion that my mental instability wasn’t typical of me and that medication wasn’t required. I mentally fought through my mental struggle by arming myself with self-care, mind over matter, determination, and support.
That doesn’t mean my mental health hasn’t slipped over the last seven years. Each school year when I was sending off another one of our children into JK, I felt that similar feeling taking over my mind again. The difference was, I was aware of my feelings and could quickly recognize the dip in my mood.
Last year, I sent off our last child into full-time JK. After ten years of being a stay at home mom to our four children, I knew this was going to be one of the hardest life transitions to date.
Self-Care for Mom!
Although, I felt anxiety taking effect, cried many tears, lost another piece of my heart as our last went off to school full-time. I knew sending our last child off to school full-time was a life transition I needed to welcome.
A life transition I could make or break.
A life transition where I could focus on self-care for myself.
Self-care is something us Mom’s place on the back burner. I know I have for many years.
“If I’ve learned anything throughout all the mental health hiccups I felt during motherhood; it is that to be the best you can be, you need to find time in your day to find self-care for yourself.”
Seven years ago when anxiety took over my mind and placed me into, at the time felt like an unbearable mental tailspin, I wish I had a tool like TranQool to conveniently help me talk through the feelings that were strangling me.
What is TranQool?
- TranQool is an online resource for moms to see accredited counselors from the comfort of home via secure video calls.
- The availabilities are flexible to fit your busy schedules.
- TranQool can help you with low mood, anxiety, stress, sleeping problems, eating disorders, low self-esteem, relationship problem, work related problems, concentration problems, social anxiety. All the mental health issues that pair with the latest life transition happening in your life right now.
- TranQool is covered by all extended health insurances in Ontario.
- For only $80 you will receive a 45-minute session with an experienced, accredited professional based on your needs.
- TranQool is only in Ontario right now, but TranQool has big plans for expansion.
TranQool is generous!
One In R Dream reader will win a $500 Mommy self-care package from TranQool!
Including 4 x 45-minute TranQool Therapy Sessions with a therapist you choose. Plus, a self-care product pamper kit. All this is valued at $500.
Ontario only ends September 22/16.
How are you coping with your latest life transition?
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This post is sponsored, although as always this is my story and my opinion.