I talk a lot about gratitude.
Gratitude can sometimes feel like a trendy word or hashtag to throw around. Similar to the #blessed of a few years ago, it can seem like a humble brag or an empty phrase to post on social media.
It is SO. MUCH. MORE. than that.
Gratitude is THE biggest mind shift tool in my toolbox.
Not just during fertility struggle, but every day.
Practicing gratitude has proven benefits of stress relief and has shown to create more joy, happiness, resilience, and self-esteem.
So the next time you find yourself in a rut, stuck in the fear and uncertainty of a fertility struggle – try gratitude.
To really get the most of the perspective, aim to write down a few things you’re grateful for every day. Go ahead and poke the bear…challenge yourself to seek something to be grateful for in your current circumstances. Think about the people you’re surrounded by or have met, your environment, your workplace, your body, and similar aspects of your journey that may provide a lesson learned, a source of support, a continued working or show of resilience that you are grateful for. Allow yourself to explore these paths.
Can’t find something to be grateful for? Then seek out a lesson learned, an example of courage, something you’ve overcome that surprised you…and then write down what about that you are grateful for.
Sound good? Try it and let me know how it works for you. Struggling? Let me help.
And in the spirit of gratitude, thanks for reading.