Good morning! I hope that you had a great weekend. Did you do anything special for yourself this weekend? Did you set aside time just for yourself, or your family? Learning to say ‘No’ is very important both while you are coping with infertility, and starting (or expanding!) your family. If you are starting to feel like your weekends are just an extension of your week – filled with engagements and running around – than maybe it is time to start saying ‘no’ more often. At first it can be very challenging to turn down invitations, especially with those that you love. However, the happier and healthier that you are, the more loving and engaged you will ultimately be with those that you love. It is OK to say no, and take a quiet afternoon to regroup.
Do you find it challenging to take time for yourself? Are you able to say ‘no’ when needed?
This week, try to carve out sometime for yourself (alone, or as a couple). See how refreshing it can feel, and how much more excited you are to see those that you love when you are well rested.
Have a great week!