When you’re trying to get pregnant it’s very easy to get stuck into a routine where everything is about conceiving and, as a result, your own needs get left behind. Trying to get pregnant can be an emotional rollercoaster and painful.
Here are a few recommendations to take a bit of time for you – you deserve it!
Take Your Hour
At least once every week take an hour that is utterly and completely yours. Whether that hour is spent in a bubble bath with candles or reading a book on the beach, the time is yours and it needs to be spent focusing on you. Take the time to unwind, let all of the pressures roll off of you and just relax.
In fact, that time doesn’t have to be limited to an hour at all. It can be two or three hours or even an entire afternoon. And if you can do it more than once a week, that’s even better. Just make sure you have at least one hour of time each and every week that is completely yours for yourself.
Embrace Your Hobbies
When some women focus on getting pregnant, they let everything else fall to the wayside. Hobbies that they once enjoyed don’t seem as important anymore. Don’t let this happen to you. If you’ve always loved book clubs, keep going. If you enjoy cooking, take a cooking class.
Go to Dinner with Friends
Sometimes our friends can be a wonderful resource for understanding and, if you ask them, they will likely understand that you need to get out once in a while for some good, healthy fun. Plan a group yoga class or a picnic in the park. Time spent with friends can rejuvenate your spirit at the times in which you need it most. Let them know the time out is for fun, not focused on why you are not pregnant.
Getting your mind in touch with your body is one of the best things you can do while you are trying to conceive, and one of the most powerful ways to do this is through meditation. If you haven’t begun meditating yet, you may be surprised at just how effective this tool can be for reducing stress and creating a positive mindset.