212: Dealing With Depression And Anxiety In Private Practice


Welcome to the final episode of 2019! I try to be intentional about the mindful breaks I take to keep myself refreshed and focus on producing quality content for STC. The plan is for the show to return in January with helpful and informative content for you. Today’s episode is a very personal topic of dealing with depression and anxiety, which has been a lifelong struggle for me. I knew that becoming more public with my practice and the podcast would force me to balance the daily pressures of life with my mental health. The past year has been particularly tricky with the premature birth of our daughter, which has brought scheduled feeding times and much sleep deprivation. Let’s talk about this topic and the ways I’ve found to combat depression and anxiety in my life. I hope my tips are helpful to you!

What We’ll Learn

  • Five things I’m doing to combat anxiety and depression:
    • I schedule time every day for exercise, napping, and learning.
      • Besides this daily commitment to my self-care, I schedule a local outdoor activity once or twice monthly.
    • I limit my time on social media.
      • I don’t even keep social media apps on my phone!
    • When my mind wants to speed up, I remind myself to slow down.
      • This keeps me from being too hard on myself.
    • I started hiring more help.
      • I’m thankful to have a great VA!. If you’ve considered hiring a VA, ask yourself, “Are there tasks that someone else can do at least 80% as well as I can?”
    • I get professional help.
      • Seeing a therapist and diving into my faith practices help keep me mentally focused and grounded.

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