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Thursday 22nd August 2019

Stacey Solomon tries to switch off "scary" thoughts amid anxiety battle

She has been struggling to clear her mind

TV's Stacey Solomon has revealed her anxiety is so bad that she made partner Joe Swash drive 45 miles to their nearest lavender farm, in the hope it would help her feel more calm.

The mum-of-three has been honest about her anxious state since giving birth to son Rex nearly six weeks ago.

Stacey explained she has been having "strange" and "scary" thoughts as she battles her worries and she has been seeking professional help.

Stacey enlisted the help of boyfriend Joe amid her anxiety (Credit: Brett D. Cove / SplashNews.com)

The 29-year-old Loose Women star told her fans she has also been Googling tips on how to stay calm and she found lavender was suggested as a natural remedy.

She posted a sweet pic with her baby and seven-year-old son Leighton as they stood in a field full of lavender.

She told her followers: "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. 😂."

Couldn't keep my mind still today. It was wondering off into some strange places.
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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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Stacey confessed that while the trip didn't stop her anxiety, it was a good distraction for the afternoon.

She continued: "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. 💜."

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Stacey, who also has 11-year-old son Zachary, then urged others who are suffering to seek help.

She added: "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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