Infertility is a condition that affects 1 in 8 of all Americans. While it’s a real problem, it’s not an insurmountable one. If you’re undergoing treatment, your fertility specialist has undoubtedly provided some lifestyle recommendations to help enhance the process.
The good news is that those recommendations will also, in general, help you live a longer and happier life. Yesterday we went over 5 ways to take good care of yourself during treatment. Now, let’s look at another 5.
- Your emotional health is a critically important part of the process. It’s worthwhile to take the time to boost your mood. You can explore your spirituality, get involved with meditation or yoga, or enjoy music that makes you happy. Even getting outside on a good day will lift your spirits.
- Reducing chaos in your environment can be intensely helpful. By removing clutter in living and workspaces, as well as passing on stuff you don’t need, you’re able to inhabit a more orderly place.
- In modern life, many of us feel like we’re always doing something. Don’t let your schedule control you. It’s okay to say “no” to things and take time for yourself. Also, when you take a day off, that doesn’t mean you catch up on work. Truly rest.
- Along similar lines, unplugging on a regular basis is a good habit. Turn off the tablet or smartphone, all that stuff will still be there later. Get outdoors, open a book, take time for yourself.
- Try modifying your working environment so that it’s more nurturing. A window facing nature or using lighting and colors to set a relaxed mood helps. Remember to avoid repetitive movements & be sure to get up frequently.