I am sure that many of you can relate to stress and anxiety. I'm no stranger to it. I work full time so I feel the pressure of work obligations combined with making sure that I am there for my family. I am an "older mom" at 42 with a 3 year old - I need to take care of myself! I want to be around for many, many years. Did you know that STRESS is is linked to the top five causes of death in the United States? Here are a few other interesting facts about stress:
- 95 million Americans suffer from stress-related illnesses every week.
- 1/4 of all women in the US suffer from anxiety disorders.
- Stress and anxiety suffers often self medicate with pills, alcohol, cigarettes, and food.
My biggest stressor is feeling like there is never enough. Not enough time, not having enough energy, and that I'm not doing enough to accomplish it all. Every day isn't this way, but when it is - I wish for a break!
Luckily, I can recognize when I am getting stressed out and grab some extra hugs and kisses from my son and husband. It helps. But during most of my stressful situations, I am not around my husband and my son! If it hits at work I'll take a break and go for a walk. I can't always just up and leave so I am excited about the option that I can have with 1Hour Break. Here are some facts about the product:
- First all natural oral spray that relieves stress & anxiety.
- Made from Kava Kava root, widely known in Hawaii for its stress-relieving properties.
- Made more effective by adding three herbs that help with relaxation; Lobelia, Passion Flower, and Lemon Balm.
As far as anxiety, I do experience social anxiety when prepping to go to blogging events. If we meet up one day you may see it. I get worked up, nervous, and have an obviously tired look from lack of sleep. I never sleep before an event because I get very anxious. You may also notice that I'll end up talking a lot and speaking fast - that's my anxiety glitch. I try to disguise it as best that I can and after a while I can loosen up. I need to mellow out so I don't get anxious! I haven't tried the product yet, but I am hopeful that this might be able to help me.
I will definitely tune in to the Mamavation Twitter Party to discover more so that I can learn to #BEATANXIETY! I do hope that you will join me!
Tuesday March 25th, from 6-7:30pm PST (9-10:30pm EST) for a twitter party to discuss the causes and effects of stress and anxiety and strategies we can use to combat it naturally. This will be a great opportunity to connect with the founders of 1Hour Break on the 1st day of their new product launch on Indiegogo.
Disclosure: I am writing this post on behalf on 1Hour Break to help them spread the word about their Indiegogo campaign launch and open up the discussion on stress and anxiety. All opinions and experiences are my own.