Stress & Sleep

The following post is on a very touchy subject for me, in it I show a more vulnerable side of myself and how I got through it. 

It’s been 3 months since I received the phone call that changed my life.  The call that told me that my mom was gone and was never coming back.  It hit me hard as would be expected.  I wasn’t expecting it so it was a shock.  I had to come to grips in my own way.  I had to deal with it and did it the best I could before I made it back to Kentucky for the final farewell. 

Only about 2 days before the news came, I had posted something called “How to turn a bad day into a good one”.  In it I talked about the loss of a loved one.  At the time I didn’t realize I would be giving myself my own advice.  I tried following what I know was heartfelt words and it didn’t really help.  I had to be strong for everyone else so no time to deal with the pain.  So many “what if’s” going on in my brain. 

I made it through and after an extended stay in Kentucky knew I had to get back to the reality of my life.  So I got on the plane and came back to Panama.  I thought if I was back in a place where everything didn’t remind me of her, that it would be okay.  I could pretend I was just away and she was at home watching those reruns of Gunsmoke & Bonanza, shows she never got tired of. 

That didn’t happen though.  What the heart knows it knows and when you don’t deal with it, it can eat you up inside.  I withdrew into myself.  I basically quit blogging, cut off friends, family.  I didn’t want to be around people.  My mind was constantly turning, I was stressed out and yes, sleep deprived.  I knew I had to get back into life and live.  I had to find a way. 

At that point I was given the chance to try out some products by Herbtheory.  Along with the Mental Agility tablets I talked about the other day, I was sent a bottle of stress & sleep tablets.  I knew the ingredients were safe for me and I really needed a natural way to get back to living, to take the edge off. 

stressnsleep

facts about Stress & Sleep

  • Helps reduce stress by inducing relaxation*
  • Helps with occasional sleeping difficulties*
  • Vegan, Gluten-free, Wild-crafted herbs, Non-GMO

After about a week of taking them I noticed I was sleeping better.  I noticed I was laughing more.  I noticed a positivity coming back into me.  I started using the pool again, wearing make up, even attempting to cook.  Things that I really lost interest in.  I really think these tablets helped me naturally.  Did they take the pain away?  No.  But did they help calm my nerves a tiny bit?  I would have to say they did. 

They say time heals all wounds, and I hope that is true.  I am just glad while I was giving this thing called time a chance to start healing, I had the help of the stress and sleep tablets. 

Next week I am going back to Kentucky for the first time since this happened.  Part of me wants to just call the trip off, but I know I can do it and I can make it a positive trip.  I will be taking the rest of my tablets with me and I know I will be using these in the future.  If you are looking for a safe natural way to take the edge off I would suggest giving these a try.

How do you cope with stress?

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