overcome fear and anxiety

Learn how I turned from a snappy overwhelmed mum to one who is joyful and at peace with myself and my present state.

Do you feel like you’ve placed your dreams and aspirations on the back burner for years to look after your children and family?

Are you an overwhelmed mum who is tired of living a life of mediocrity?

Your children may be teen aged or grown up and you may be dissatisfied with your life as it is. You may be  wondering “what’s next” in your life and have become overwhelmed with it all.

Would you like to understand how to effectively manage your mental health?

Then this e-book is for you.

What You'll Get:

  • Ten proven effective strategies to help you cope with life as an overwhelmed mum.
  • Resources to help you implement those strategies in your life.

Which Will Help You:

  • Effectively cope with stress, overcome fear, anxiety and overwhelm
  • Become more proactive and less reactive
  • Enhance productivity and self-motivation
  • Become a better version of yourself and improve your relationships with others
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My Story

When I first became a teenaged mum I was scared. “How was I going to look after this baby?” I wondered.

At the same time, I was determined to continue with life as usual. I was a first-year University student at the time, and I continued going to lectures as normal

Nine months quickly came by, and on the morning of one of my end of year exams, I began to feel contractions.

I was having a baby!

Seventeen and a half hours later my was born, and he was depending on me to provide for his every need.

That seemed to be going well for some time, and two other children were added to my brood; my two daughters.

However, the reality of life set in and I was getting gradually overwhelmed.

For some time I could handle the pressure. I worked a number of different jobs, and my husband also brought in some money into the family. One day though, it all abruptly came to a halt.

My husband was the main breadwinner and I worked in a very part-time job at the time. When his source of income dried up, the atmosphere became ‘sour’ at home. Sour is a conservative word for what we all experienced.

Bills were piling up and debt collectors and bailiffs knocked our door every other week!

I was overwhelmed with tending to my husband and children’s needs, as well as trying to provide financially.

Eventually, I had a nervous breakdown. A full discombobulation of my mental state…

I had hit rock bottom!

I knew I didn’t want to be a ‘statistic,’ or be constantly depressed.

I told God “I just want to be happy.”

I wasn’t sure how I was going to become happy. I looked without as opposed to within myself for my happiness.

I went from organisation to organisation, searching for something that was within me.

One day, it was as if a cloud had been lifted from my eyes. For the first time ever, I believed that I could achieve everything I wanted to and there was no stopping me.

As I continued my journey to happiness and freedom I realised that the things that were holding me back were self-imposed restrictions.

I had discovered the secret to my success and mental well-being…

STILLNESS, MEDITATION, SELF-AWARENESS, and simply BEING.

Shutting out the noise and developing my inner being.

So, after I discovered that by developing myself, I could achieve better mental health and success in other areas of my life, I couldn’t keep it to myself!

I started telling my family all about my new-found knowledge, but eventually, I realised that it would be more powerful if I showed rather than told them my new found practices.

Our home is transformed.

The atmosphere is our home is less sour. Our relationships are strengthening. We no longer live in the ‘clash of the titans’ movie set!

My children feel free around me…

as free as teenagers can be around their parents!

Whereas before I was fearful and anxious about the past, present and future, I am now more concerned with the present, because that is all I truly have.

Ngozi has done a great job of showing us how to navigate our thoughts by identifying the source of these fears through a number of means. I particularly like journaling. It helps one reflect and understand the situation bringing fresh perspective when thought through objectively. Armed with a new outlook puts power back into your hands. This is a key step in rising above your fears and embracing the life you were meant to live.

Grace Bako
www.sapphiregrace.com