Stacey Solomon reveals struggle with anxiety and unusual technique to cope

Stacey Solomon has revealed she’s been struggling with anxiety recently, as she also told fans the unusual way she calmed her mind…

The mum-of-three has had her hands full since welcoming baby son Rex a few weeks ago, and this new phase on her life has left struggling with anxiety.

Posting on her Instagram stories, the mum wrote: ‘Having a super anxious day so I’m currently counting my leg hairs to stop my mind from wandering.

‘This should keep my mind busy for at least an hour.’

But the hair counting didn’t last long as she later posted a photo with her two sons at a lavender field, after she ‘forced’ Joe to drive them there.

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Couldn’t keep my mind still today. It was wondering off into some strange places. After spending the morning googling every which way to switch my brain off i came to the conclusion that because lavender was mentioned in almost every “keep calm remedy” that I needed to visit a lavender farm. I don’t know what I thought would happen. Maybe I’d roll around in it and breath it in so deeply that my thoughts slept for a while. 😂 The lavender didn’t get rid of my anxiety but it was beautiful and for the hour I spent picking it I definitely thought less about anything scary and more about how to cut the right bits and survive the killer bees 🐝 So, in conclusion I probably didn’t need to force Joe to drive me 45 miles to our “closest” lavender field but I’m glad I did. It got us all out of the house, it was breathtakingly beautiful and it took me away, even if just for a couple of hours, from the dread. 💜 If anyone reading this feels the same, getting out and occupying your mind might help, it does with me sometimes. Also if you need it, there’s lots of people out there to talk to. @mindcharity @pandas_uk or look up PNMH teams in your area, I’m not ashamed to say I speak to someone from my local team regularly 💜

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She wrote: ‘Couldn’t keep my mind still today. It was wondering off into some strange places. After spending the morning googling every which way to switch my brain off i came to the conclusion that because lavender was mentioned in almost every “keep calm remedy” that I needed to visit a lavender farm. ‘

The Loose Women star goes on to say that even though the trip let her escape her mind, the trip wasn’t quite the easy fix she was hoping for.

‘I don’t know what I thought would happen. Maybe I’d roll around in it and breath it in so deeply that my thoughts slept for a while. 😂 The lavender didn’t get rid of my anxiety but it was beautiful and for the hour I spent picking it I definitely thought less about anything scary and more about how to cut the right bits and survive the killer bees 🐝 ‘, she continued.

‘So, in conclusion I probably didn’t need to force Joe to drive me 45 miles to our “closest” lavender field but I’m glad I did. It got us all out of the house, it was breathtakingly beautiful and it took me away, even if just for a couple of hours, from the dread. 💜 If anyone reading this feels the same, getting out and occupying your mind might help, it does with me sometimes. ‘