I have had a lot of stress lately. My great grandfather is dying, my mother freaks out about her husband all the time and my sister does nothing but tell me my husband and I will never amount to anything. I have always delt with depression, anxiety and have issues with letting go of stress. Any pointers? It has gotten to the point where it has taken a toll on my body and it's starting to make my husband super stressed because I am always sick. I have started working out, but it has not helped. I need some pointers bad, because I am tired of feeling sick all the time.

    Im sorry about your grandfather and by stress have untried herbal teas. Whats causing u to be so stressed ?? What works for me is running when ever i feel so stressed out i go run ...i some times get the panic attacks so i run til im no longer stressed .hope this helps
    I'm gonna say the same thing as you. I'm a stressed person, and easily get anxious. Working out is what works best for me. It makes your body produce endorphins (the "happy" hormone that relieves stress and promote positivism). Zumba is my go-to, but I'm into all kind of work out/exercises, because I believe it's a better solution than pills (though it requires more work). Best of luck to get in control of your stress. It's not easy, but it's for your sake and your family.
      This may be a bit hard, but I think you should stand up to people who only put you down. When she says that you and your husband will never amount to anything, look her in the eye. Tell her you HAVE amounted to quite a few things already and will continue to do so and you feel sorry for her that she's so negative. Then tell her that if she can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all. You have better things to do with your time than listen to her belittle you. Then turn around and walk away. Body language is as strong as words, so don't cower when she's mean to you.

      You can't control other people. You can just pray for them.
        Hi Jerika,
        I certainly had my share of grieve and depression. I hated my life its a very long story and I could possibly write a book but for me to turn all the bad things in my life I had to turn to God and accept what his son Jesus did on the cross of Calvary so that I can live. I had surrender all I thought I knew, forgive tons of people and learn how to walk by faith and not by sight. I'm a testimony that God can do miracles and since I surrender over 30 years ago I have more than I ever gave up. I'm so grateful and everyday I wake up with graditude for just being able to be alive, free of confusion, anger, bitterness, stress, disappointment, people pleasers and so many other short comings. I know that if God could do that for me, He will do that for you. You'll be in my prayers.
        All you need is a little bit of faith the size of a mustard seed.
        Hope this help and feel free to reach out.
          Look its a normal feeling to be stressed but stay strong and do something fun to get away from those stressful situations
          About Jerika Pike
          Current: Maple Falls, Washington
          Birth: August 16
          On since: Nov 20, 2013
          I am a stay at home mom who one day hopes to open my own restaurant.