Keep your friends close
Studies have shown that our relationships with others influence how we feel about our own well-being. Even though we don’t pick our friends based on what they can give us in actual fact our friends do provide support to us when times are tough. Good friends end up giving us a lot of benefits.
In fact, we often end up accessing different resources through our friends. Friends help us develop more trust in society and help us cope with illness. Research has even shown that those who develop close friendships are helped with fighting illness and coping with stress.
Finding time to relax may also help. Many of us find a wide variety of activities relaxing. Doing exercise may help with relaxation. Meditation can help. Yoga can help.
A specific type of relaxation may be useful to you. There are two main types of relaxation to try: autogenic relaxation and progressive muscle relaxation.
Autogenic relaxation is relaxation that mostly involves visualization to help achieve a relaxed state. The second type of relaxation is called progressive muscle relaxation. This type of relaxation is referred to as PMR. PMR involves targeting muscular tension within your body in order to relax that area.
There are many different strategies to help you to remain positive and keep motivated when you experience disappointment in relation to your fertility treatment or when you are trying to get pregnant. Spending time with friends and expressing your feelings is one strategy. Another strategy is relaxation. Experiment with both types of relaxation and find out what works for you. Even better, why not try doing this with a friend.