Preparing For Your Next Cycle

As we get ready for March, I keep thinking of (hoping for!) spring and all of its promise. New beginnings, new growth, renewed hope.

Each cycle is a new beginning for you and your fertility.

That may sound exciting or really daunting, exhausting, and a bit like a broken record.

We show up at the beginning of each cycle with a unique collection of baggage. Maybe its light - full of hope, possibility, and promise. Maybe its hidden and unacknowledged. Or maybe its so heavy you aren't sure you're going to be able to move off the starting line. 

I'm here to tell you that no matter the baggage you're carrying, it is OK. You are and will be OK.

If you are looking to change the amount and type of baggage you have with you this cycle, try this simple exercise:

  1. Write down or draw a picture of you with your baggage at the beginning of your cycle. Name each and every bag as specifically as you can. (And no combining bags - this isn't the TSA.)

  2. Then ask yourself - how is this working for me? Maybe its just fine. Or maybe not so great.

    • If its just fine - terrific. Run confidently into your cycle knowing you have the best possible plan in place for you, right now. 

    • If it isn't working - ask yourself a second question, "What can I change that will improve my EXPERIENCE of this cycle?" Focus on things that can impact your confidence, feelings of health or strength, and bring more peace to your schedule.

In the spirit of new beginnings, download my free Peaceful Fertility Conversation Ideas, Thought Starters, or Journal Prompts for Times of Blooming. This free gift includes a question for each day of the month to get you thinking of ways to shift perspective, improve your mindset, and renew your spirit during this phase of your fertility journey.

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