Everyone knows that being a single parent is anything but easy. In fact, more and more studies are showing that single parenthood can be damaging for the parent's mental health. With few hours in the day to focus on themselves, single parents often find that they are caught in the struggle to find time for themselves, get homework done and finish a report for the boss. As a result, more and more single parents are experiencing higher rates of anxiety. If you need help with your anxiety, call Legacy. Our therapist in Charlotte, NC can help you.
The challenges faced by single parents are not new. As the cost of living rises, many single parents are forced to seek a second job to provide benefits for their family or to cover child care costs. This leaves even less time for the parent to find a chance to enjoy adult friends or have a relationship with a new partner. Add in managing their relationship with their ex-partner and the time crunch gets even more severe. With all of the demands being made on their time, their finances, and their mental and physical well-being, it's no wonder that more single parents are struggling with anxiety than ever.
When you're alone, it may be difficult to see the warning signs of severe anxiety. Many times when you're around friends or family, you can fake it well enough for them to believe you're handling it okay. However, your mental well-being is essential for your health and the well-being of your kids. Here's how to know whether you should seek help for your anxiety:
- Sleep issues - Lying awake at night worrying or waking up with thoughts racing through your head that make it impossible to go back to sleep may mean that you're having trouble with your anxiety.
- Muscle aches - Neck pain, back pain, clenching your jaw or balling your fists are all physical signs of anxiety. If you've been feeling anxious or stressed for awhile, you may not notice that these tensions exist. However, these tense muscles can cause you to feel the strain if they become irritated or inflamed.
- Increased self-consciousness - Feel like everyone sees through you trying to hold it together? Does your day feel like you are one e-mail away from a meltdown? This is your anxiety working overtime and that can make it hard to focus, remember tasks, or keep your composure.
- Afraid to fail - Anxiety makes us feel like everything has to be perfect or it will all fall apart. Lunches have to be packed perfectly, soccer uniforms clean and white, bills paid, work tasks finished. No one expects perfection but you. These borderline obsessive compulsive behaviors can be a natural reaction to your anxiety ramping up.
Affordable Anxiety Therapist in Charlotte, NC
These are just a handful of the signs and symptoms that your anxiety may be out of control. At Legacy Freedom of Charlotte, we understand the challenges that you face as a single parent and know that taking care of your anxiety means that you can take care of everyone else. Our holistic approach to mental health puts you at the center of your treatment plan, not your anxiety. Getting to the root of your anxiety problem helps us better treat and manage your anxiety through alternative therapies and one-on-one sessions with your therapist.
We proudly offer more than ten different types of alternative therapies for you to choose from. Utilize tai chi, acupuncture, yoga or inner child therapy to help manage the cause of your anxiety, learn new coping mechanisms, and release the tension and anxiety you feel.
Stop letting your anxiety complicate your life. Call or click to connect our therapist in Charlotte, NC! What are you waiting for?