Posted by Olivia Adams, Mommie-to-be | Posted in Mommy-To-Be | Posted on 13-11-2010
This week has went by well. I haven’t even thought about my period, about trying to conceive, or not ovulating. It felt so good to not worry and I think that I am on the right path. My psychologist told me that I need to work on my insomnia and anxiety. My form of anxiety is related to fast thoughts and thinking too much, which is contributing to my lack of sleep at night. These racing thoughts that just come up and I can’t even help it. They can be about my current situation; on me not being able to conceive, work, money, friends, family, and just things that have happened in the past. I am opting to go the natural route and not take any meds. Meds have caused me too much drama.
So far, so good. My psychologist recommended a few cool tips:
1. On a sheet of paper, divide it between two sections – worry and answer. On the left side, write down the racing thoughts that are going through your mind that are causing “worry.” On the right side, jot down the “answer” to those worrying issues. When you start worrying again, look at that sheet of paper.
2. Listen to white noise. These can help you to stop the racing thoughts and get your mind to focus on the sounds.
4. Breathing techniques-meditation. Be at a neutral position that is most comfortable for you (e.g., laying down, sitting completely still and free, sitting cross legged, etc). Close your eyes and relax. Let go of everything..forget about anything you have to do before this and after this very moment. Start from the head all the way down. Relax each muscle and take a deep breath. Focus on the breath.
With these tips and being busy at work, I’ve been able to free my myself from anxiety. I am very optimistic and I feel good about what is ahead of me.
With that, I noticed that my discharge has been a lot heavier. I am more tired. I’m craving carbs. I should be having my period by next week..are these finally “natural” symptoms of a period? I really feel close to being there….