Meditation Benefits for your Fertility Journey
Practicing meditation can benefit you in many ways. It can help with anxiety and sleep, and is also a great self-care strategy and a tool to build resilience. Here are 4 meditation benefits for your fertility journey.
When you’re trying to conceive, you’re always thinking about the future. Questions like, “what will come next?”, and “What if this happens?” can make you feel anxious.
Anxiety is future-focused.
Mindfulness meditation pulls you out of the future-focused mindset and back into the present moment.
When you meditate, you become more aware of your thoughts. With practice, you’re able to recognize which thoughts are true, and which ones are just stories you’re telling yourself.
Meditation is a tool that you can use to calm yourself when you’re stressed.
It’s a great habit to get into because it helps you realize how you’re feeling. When you check in with what you need, then you can take better care of yourself on your fertility journey.
Meditation can also be used as a proactive tool.
Say you’re taking a few months break from fertility treatments, and want to make sure you’re going into the next round as grounded and resilient as possible. Practicing meditation while you’re waiting can build you up so that you’re in the best place possible to tackle any sterssful situations the future has in store for you.
How many times recently have you been lying in bed thinking about fertility-related things?
When your mind is racing, or when you still have stress coursing through your body from being triggered during the day, falling asleep is next to impossible.
You can use meditation to help you fall asleep. It can calm your mind, help you feel safe, and certain kinds of meditation (like a body scan) can release muscle tension.
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