If you’re TTC have you ever felt sad on special or holiday days in the year like Valentines Day? I know I have. I used to feel that it was yet another reminder of a time when I was supposed to feel happy but didn’t.
When you want something badly and it hasn’t happened as you wish it’s easy to infuse that sadness into everything you do, even the good things. Being mindful when ttc helps to bring you back into the present and focus on what you have in your life now, rather than what you don’t have yet. When you feel this way see if you can catch it and do this: Close your eyes and place your hands on your belly. Soften. Breathe into your hands and notice the rise and fall as you inhale and exhale. Now bring the breath into the nose and make the nostrils really sensitive. Feel cool air coming in through the nose, exhale and feel a hotter sensation. Keep going and start to count the breath. Breathe in gently for 2 counts, hold for 2 counts, exhale for 2 counts and hold for 2 counts. Try and keep the breath as soft and even as possible. Do 5 rounds and then open your eyes and notice how you feel. Make a pact with your partner that, just for tonight, you’re not going to talk about anything to do with baby making. See if you can stay present and enjoy the moment. #youareworthit.