A pregnancy with complications almost always comes with advice to limit your activity.
Whether it’s no heavy lifting or couch potato rest or full blown “don’t move anymore” hospital bedrest, it’s a huge adjustment.
Suddenly your life that was so busy has come to a grinding halt. You're bored. You feel useless. You want to do more.
You have no idea how you're going to manage at this slow pace of life without going crazy.
For moms who call themselves “type A”, a “go-getter”, and know they need to always be on the move, this blog post is for you!
In this audio I share with you:
why slowing down during a high-risk pregnancy is so hard for so many moms
4 questions you must ask yourself when you're bored and you're feeling tempted to do more
how each of these questions can help you stop before you overdo it
The Short and Sweet
Slowing down when you’re not feeling well is one thing.
Having to slow down to prevent further complications can be a lot harder to convince yourself to do, especially if you feel like you’re Type A or always on the move.
Is the activity worth it?
What does taking it easy mean to you
What have you done in your life proactively that came easily to you?
What can you do?
Remember, what you do (and don't do) doesn't define who you are. (Tweet that!)
For more details about how these questions help get you back in the rigth mindset, click the "listen here" button above!
Don't forget that while you may feel usless on bedrest, you're cooking a human being and keeping it safe! (Tweet that!)
There is nothing useless about that!
Do you have a hard time slowing down during your high-risk pregnancy? Does it feel lazy to you? How do you remind yourself to take it easy?
Leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you!