Utilising Instagram’s latest ‘questions’ feature, one follower asked her to share her best coping mechanisms for anxiety.
“CBD from @lordjones, getting outside, naming 10 things I love for every 1 thing I don’t, hugging my girls, my husband and my dog, doing something calm and nice for a friend, cooking, gardening and meditating,” she responded.
And when another fan wondered what helped her “get through mental illness,” the 37-year—old replied:
“Always keep trying. Don’t give in. Talk to friends, [a] therapist, take CBS or a medication, get outdoors, work out, write down lists of positive things.”
As for how she handles ‘hard days,’ Kristen has a few go-to strategies for herself and her kids.
“Negative memories stick in [your] brain more than positive ones,” she said. “When I’m down, I try and think of 10 positive things. I make my kids do it too. When they complain, I say ok! Now name 10 things you love!”
Inspired? Us too.