Positive thinking, easier said that done yet it is a vital element in our lives.
I have recently mentioned how the effects of stress can negatively impact the body, thus putting a damper on fertility. Another way it can hinder your chances is via the mind/body connection. That’s right! You can think yourself (in) fertile! It’s your choice.
Many couples become emotionally distressed when they facing conception problems. These negative emotions breed more negative thought forms, which then reinforce other unpleasant feelings even leading to depression.
Getting a grip on our negative mental ‘chatterbox‘ (our mental self talk) and preventing depression before it creeps in can make a huge difference for many couples and improve the odds of natural conception (even in difficult cases). Establish a positive thinking attitude! I recommend my clients act pregnant now to get pregnant later, thinking and acting like one is pregnant is key to having a positive attitude.
Amazing new research shows that the brain does not know the difference between a vividly imagined situation and something that is (or has) actually taken place—so it’s key to take advantage of this, for the sake of your fertility! For some people, getting into a positive frame of mind is easier said than done, so … what to do?
Positive Thinking Starter Points
For starters, anything that brings about peace and relaxation! Yoga, tai chi and meditation, for example, are activities which help balance the body and relax the mind. For positive thinking activities some people find that arts, singing, painting (water colour), photography (digital is best in order to avoid chemicals) or getting out into nature help to relax the mind and give them something to focus on other than ‘infertility’.
Easing the mind is essential, but for those pesky negative thoughts one may need another tactic, such as
4 Steps to Positive Thinking & to Redirect Negative Thinking:
This is what it is, identifying a negative thought when it sneaks up. “I’ll never get pregnant” is a common example of one such negative thought. Once you’ve learned to notice the negative thought forms, identify what’s triggering them.
This is simply replacing a negative thought with a positive one. For example, replace “I’ll never get pregnant” with “I’m sure I’ll be pregnant soon.” If you allow yourself to keep thinking negative, then only negativity will come to you!
Instead of putting all your energy into “woe is me,” try picturing yourself in the midst of a healthy pregnancy and then embracing the healthy baby of your dreams! Visualize you and your partner cradling a beautiful infant. Imagine those first flutterings of new life. The more you get into it and the more real you make it in your mind, the more chance you have of ‘coaxing’ your body into that reality.
4. Break the Monotony
Many couples, who have problems conceiving, often find themselves sexually bored, which can lead to relationship problems and increases the chance of depression. If sex is allowed to become nothing more than a means of making a baby, it can quickly lose its fire!
Try to keep loving fun! Sex should be a private celebration of your love and passion for one another, so try to keep some spontaneity and enjoy each other!For the past twenty years numerous studies have been conducted regarding the effects of stress and negative thinking on human fertility.
Findings have indicated that relaxation techniques including meditation, along with positive thinking techniques dramatically increased the odds of conception.
The power of the mind is an amazing thing. Our very lives are oftentimes the result of our own thought patterns, whether they be positive or negative ones. When you think wholeheartedly upon something, you put energy into that thought form, which it in turn released into your environment. What we focus on expands… so think fertile!
On the importance of mindset we have designed the Redefining You program as a practical guide for letting go of excessive stress, anxiety and depression on and off your fertility journey and in life. The three week program is delivered online by fertility specialist Gabriela Rosa, via video, audio, transcript and live webinars and is available to couples all over the world. There will be opportunity for live interaction and touch points with fellow peers and group sessions with Gabriela for extra accountability, support and motivation.