3 Ways to Help Keep Your Calm While TTC
Updated: Sep 30, 2021
There are so many things out of control when you're trying to conceive. Medical expenses can go out the roof, you feel like your body isn't cooperating, plus, the emotional turmoil. It can all be very overwhelming. While there are things you might not be able to manage, the most important thing you can do is control the small things you can. Here are three things you can every day to keep your calm while you're TTC:
Find a Supportive TTC Community
One of the best things you can do during this time is finding people who understand what you're going through. If you don't feel comfortable talking to close friends, family, or even your partner about all the stresses that come with TTC, a dedicated community is a great way to share your struggles.
If you can't find a local group to attend or you're not comfortable joining something in person, one of the beautiful things about social media is being able to easily connect with other women who are going through similar experiences. Search through community hashtags on Instagram or join Peanut app or Resolve to find a group you're comfortable with.
Turn off notifications from women or families that trigger your negative emotions and find people in your community. Send me a message if you need some help finding your people! Don't know who your people are yet? Join our free Facebook Group!
Make Time to Move Your Body
Exercise is a huge component of staying healthy, especially when it comes to fertility. Just 30 minutes of movement a day can increase blood flow to important reproductive organs and reduce cortisol to improve your chances of fertility.
You don't have to do full-blown, hard workouts. Find opportunities to move you feel joyful doing, things you can be consistent in. Be sure to listen to your body too. The last thing you want is to be injured or have other complications that will get in the way. I recommend yoga, long walks, casual Pilates, or other low-impact activities to get your blood moving.
When you do get pregnant, be sure to keep these 3 tips in mind for pregnancy workouts.
Start a Gratitude Journaling Practice
When you're walking through something as painful as miscarriage and infertility, it might feel like the whole world is against you. For this reason, journaling for infertility is one of the first practices I recommend to women who have recently gone through a miscarriage or are currently TTC with little success. Specifically, journaling down your gratitudes.
There are so many benefits to journaling, including releasing your emotions, tracking your emotional cycle, and processing previous events. It's also a great way to shift you into a more positive and hopeful mindset.
I encourage you to keep it small and simple by writing down small things you're grateful for. What are little things in your day that you can take note of? If you're not sure where to start, click here to learn how to journal while going through infertility.