I’m Ayse (eye-sha) and i’m a VERY soon to be mum of 2. My blog arepops is mainly parenting, lifestyle but will be focusing a lot more on travel and miscarriage too as we go forward. I consider myself a very honest parent and I hope that comes across in my blog. I’m excited to be starting my journey of more than one child parenting and will share my highs and lows (as well as any tips I may pick up along the way) We are also venturing into the world of Youtube and will be documenting life through video over there. If you have any tips then pop over and share them on the blog or any of my social media.
1. Do you suﬀer with stress frequently or occasionally?
I’ve always been a stressed person and sometimes find that I end up creating more for myself when its not even needed. I’m not sure why!
2. What sort of things cause you stress?
Most of the time I think I end up causing myself stress. I have a pretty tough extended family life and that is a big contributing factor too!
3. Does anything in particular make stress worse for you?
Being around extended family and the in laws can quite often cause me stress. I suffer from anxiety and depression and find that also makes me very self destructing which means I make stress for myself.
4. Does stress have an impact on your physical health?
I struggle to sleep most nights because I lay and think about all the things that need doing or went wrong. I also find myself putting on weight because of lack of motivation and energy (and bad eating).
5. What do you do to alleviate stress?
Unfortunately I eat my feelings. I find myself binge eating chocolate if i’ve had a rough day and that only makes me feel worse. I also turn to TV or youtube for some switch off time.
6. Do you think more needs to be done to raise awareness of what causes stress and the impact it has on us and those around us? If yes, what would you do or like to see done?
I find it’s really mocked in society, in the workplace it’s seen as a stigma and isn’t taken seriously. People can never fully appreciate someone is stressed and almost need a reason as to why they would be. We shouldn’t feel like we need to compare our stresses and just appreciate people deal (or can’t deal) with it in their own ways.
7. Do you have any tips for anyone dealing with stress?
Take some time for yourself. If its switching off with a good book or some brain dead TV then go for it.
Try to distance yourself from the things that stress you out the most. It’s not always possible to take the stress away completely but finding someone to help you deal with it helps a lot so open up and talk with loved ones about how you’re feeling. If you feel you can’t talk to people around you then get to the doctors and ask them for some support.