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You're in a tough situation because you're having anxiety, but you're also having very real issues that you can't avoid. General anxiety comes from the overproduction of chemicals in your body...your fight or flight system gets triggered too often. Life anxiety and worries come from life situations. When you put them together, it's a tough road. Add
your pregnancy and husband out of town and you really have a HUGE load to carry.
The good news is that you sound very realistic about it and level headed. You also know what you want and need: stability and a routine for yourself. Here is what I recommend:
Make yourself a chart on paper or in excel that lists all the tasks you need to do each day down one side and have the dates go across the top. Check off everything that you do...this does wonders for structure and reminds you of how much you are accomplishing every day. It also acts like a to-do list and gives routine.
Do what you can about anxiety in your body: exercise, eat right, stay away from caffeine and get regular sleep. This is very important and every little bit helps. When your body has a routine, it settles down and trusts you more.
Talk with your doctor about this. Depression and anxiety are medical issues and both put you at a greater risk for post partum risk that needs to be monitored.
Learn how to control your thoughts and feelings through CBT. Here is a self help link
that will show you very quickly how to settle yourself out and divert spiraling anxiety.
Keep talking about it - venting helps. Separate what is real from what you feel and remember that feelings aren't facts....they're only tools to use in your decisions. Take it one hour or one day at a time and you'll get through this. It does you no good to get all the worry up about him being let go.....if it happens, then face it on that day. Otherwise, you'll drive yourself batty. Use the CBT when you get anxious. You'll make it through.
Congratulations on your pregnancy!
My best to you.
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