Dealing with Stress and Anxiety

Dealing with Stress and Anxiety in Turner Syndrome
Dealing with Stress and Anxiety

Hello again everyone! I can’t believe summer is almost gone already. Time does fly when you’re having fun, or just plain busy. Which brings me to my topic for today’s post: Dealing with Stress and Anxiety.

Stress is something everyone in this crazy world deals with every moment of every day. Us girls with Turner Syndrome are no exception, and in fact we have the added stress of the health issues and differences we deal with on a daily basis. How can you deal with it all?

Here are 5 things you can do today to help you cope with whatever stressors you may have in your life, whether you have Turner Syndrome or not.

1: Stop

That’s right. It may sound much easier said than done, but the first thing you need to do is to STOP WORRYING. It has been said that “Worry is a misuse of the imagination.”

2: Think Positively

Our thoughts have consequences. Choose to think happy things. 🙂

3: Exercise

Exercise is a very good stress reliever, especially intense physical activity such as sports or weightlifting. I try to go to the gym at least 3 times a week to do weight lifting, and do other types of exercise like soccer, stretching, and pilates on the other days.

4: Get enough sleep

Sleep is vital. I have a very overactive brain, and I’m sure I’m not alone. Make sure you get enough mental and physical exercise during the day. Make your room and bed as comfortable as possible. Go to bed early and avoid using electronics in bed (yes, that means no more watching netflix or texting until midnight lol). Another big factor in sleep quality is hormone balance, so work with your doctor to make sure you are on the right doses of testosterone, thyroid hormones, estrogen, and progesterone.

5: Do Something Creative

I find doing creative things like writing, playing piano, drawing, and doing crafts to be a very effective stress reliever. They are so much fun too!

Thanks so much for reading, and hope you find these tips helpful!

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