When I was in High School studying for my Higher School Certificate I was stressed and distracted because whilst I was studying my Nan was also suffering from bowel and liver cancer and we had been told she would not come through it. Suffice to say it was a horrible time in my life. I found a lot of balance and perspective through meditation, it helped centre me and make me focussed whilst allowing me to emotionally deal as well. I get that it doesn’t work for everyone, but it absolutely worked for me.
Recently with the new job, attempted house building and fertility issues I am oh so stressed, which is horrible because though I don’t mean to, I know it affects those around me. I find it easy to focus and do my job at work, but at home etc. I am kind of scattered. I also have had problems sleeping, I started listening to sleep enhancing meditation music and have found that concentrating on the music makes it much easier to shut my brain up and get to sleep.
So I started wondering whether the positive outcomes I got from meditation in my HSC and shutting up my brain at night could also help with day to day stress of my current life and maybe even help with my waning positivity in regards to fertility.
When I first started looking I was trying to combine one that I could listen to as I was sleeping that would also help me with fertility. I found one, but a lot of it was tones and a sound like leaky taps that just made me need to pee… not exactly the result I was looking for hahaha.
So I began looking around this morning and found some that sounded interesting. There was one that only went for like 5 minutes and it was a guided meditation. I was dubious, but decided I certainly could spend 5 minutes on trying to reduce my stress levels 🙂
I am writing this post just after having finished this meditation and I feel pretty damn good, kinda weird and floaty, but relaxed and not at all anxious which is great. I think part of me having such a good result was that I figured if I was going to do this I had to have a completely open mind about it and I did. I did everything the woman said. I think being able to find my centre and get in the zone was easier for me having done pilates before, but even so I think anyone could do this.
A lot of the ladies that are in our little online infertility circle here I imagine often feel as stressed out as I do so I wanted to put it on here and suggest that you guys take just 5 minutes and really give this a go. I hope it makes you feel as relaxed as I do because seriously right now I feel like I could languish in a bubble bath with a book until the water went cold… this is not something I have done in years!
Here’s the video:
April 26th, 2015 at 5:53 pm
I did that one the other day too! It is very nice. I’ve also been doing fertility hypnosis when I go to bed and I have found those really helpful at relaxing me too. I used to be one of those people who said that meditation didn’t work for me…I think that was a real indication that I needed to try harder. If someone’s mind is racing so much they can’t meditate then that is a pretty good example of them actually needing it! I think I was also misguided about what meditation meant. I thought I had to have a completely blank mind for the entire time but it’s not like that at all. It is natural for thoughts to come and go through your mind when meditating, the trick is not getting hooked on them (in my experience anyway). Anyway, thanks for sharing. I hope it gives you the relaxation you need.
April 26th, 2015 at 5:55 pm
It was really good. I think I saw the one on the hypnosis. Do you have a link for that one? I would be willing to give it a go 🙂
Yay for stress release 🙂
April 26th, 2015 at 5:56 pm
Do you have a blog email address? I am happy to just share the files with you. He has a bit of a funny voice. It isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but works for me. http://www.thefertilemind.net/
April 26th, 2015 at 7:29 pm
Awesome, thanks. I will have a look now. No I only have my direct email which is a hotmail address.
April 26th, 2015 at 10:58 pm
Are they able to be emailed to hotmail?
April 27th, 2015 at 2:23 am
April 27th, 2015 at 11:50 am
Oh awesome. It’s cat_entertainment at Hotmail dot com. 🙂 Cheers.
May 5th, 2015 at 11:49 am
I finally sent you the hypnosis thingys. Sorry for the delay. I have been reeeeeeally sick. Anyway just a warning it comes from my personal email so you won’t recognise my name. The subject is – Fertility Meditation + my blog name to help you recognise it. Good luck!
May 5th, 2015 at 11:54 am
Sorry to hear you have been so ill 😦
Thank you for remembering me though 🙂 I will check it out as soon as I have a chance.
April 27th, 2015 at 6:06 am
Im so envious of you being able to do this – you know I can’t even sit still to watch a telly programme without fidgeting every few minutes!
I’m glad you’ve found something that can give you some chill out time. A chilled out body is definitely a happier home for a sprog 🙂 x
April 27th, 2015 at 11:52 am
Absolutely. I am a fidgeter as well. That’s why I looked for a short one 🙂
It’s helped me with relaxing a bit so let’s just see what else it does for me 🙂
May 15th, 2015 at 2:57 am
How do you meditate and NOT fall asleep though? That is the thing I struggle with the most. As soon as I close my eyes, I’m zzz-ing away!
May 15th, 2015 at 9:51 am
That was a risk in the beginning, but I am someone that found it difficult to calm down to sleep sometimes. So I have actually found it helpful as a bedtime routine to calm my body and mind. I do it sitting up in bed then lie down when I am finished. I have to admit sometimes amongst the “focussed breathing” there are a few yawn LOL.
April 27th, 2015 at 11:23 am
I’ve never tried meditation before but I have heard great things! At this point, I think I’m willing to try most anything. Thanks for sharing!
April 27th, 2015 at 11:57 am
No problems, thanks for visiting 🙂
If nothing else it helped me feel more relaxed than I have in a LONG time and that has to be a good thing right?! 🙂
April 29th, 2015 at 11:43 am
Exactly! Don’t they always say “relax and it’ll happen”?! I’ve always hated that but I guess there has to be some truth to it…