Infertility is often a silent struggle. Unlike cancer or a broken leg, no one automatically knows you are going through it. This means that you are often juggling multiple medical appointments, complicated emotions, and all the normal hectic life stuff. No one cuts you any slack while you are trying to conceive. The work assignments are still due and the social obligations beckon. It can be hard to implement coping skills amidst this busyness. However, this is exactly the time self-care is crucial! Below are five calming techniques that anyone can implement almost anywhere.
It is best to integrate these calming techniques on a regular basis throughout your day. This can reduce your overall stress. It will also make you more likely to utilize these calming techniques when you are completely overloaded. You can set a timer on your phone or schedule some relaxation breaks in your Outlook calendar. These five techniques each take less than a minute so aim for doing them every hour or two.