Happy Holidays. It's great advice even while dealing with infertility
I know you've heard that a few times lately.
What would it take for you to follow that as if it were advice offered? If you were to enjoy yourself despite your infertility struggles?
For me? It will be doing something today that is totally about me. All about giving myself the opportunity to enjoy the day. Might be sleeping in late. Might be about eating breakfast in bed. Could be taking a long, warm bath. Sappy movie on TV. (I have an endless supply of inexpensive, relaxing, fun things that I like to do. Let me know if you want my longer list.) Often it is taking a walk, with a fabulous pure bred mutt that I adore.
I know very well, as do my family and friends, that when I take care of myself, I am a better friend, daughter, spouse, even employee. Even if it's only for a short time. (Did I mention the great book that I am reading? You have to read it, you really do. "Blink" by Malcolm Gladwell. A favorite inexpensive, relaxing way to spend time is to find a book that truly brings me into its center.)
A day like today, Christmas, may mean many moments of joy and laughter; I hope that is true for you. It may also mean some sad reflection. It may mean a day so full and busy that it will feel impossible to spend some time on just you.
Find 10 minutes. Find an hour. Or early morning, late afternoon. Give yourself a present that doesn't cost very much, if anything. Do something that brings you simple joy and peace.