Another change is coming in your life thus affecting everything from your body to your environment. When you’re pregnant, all these changes seemed to be very overwhelming and it’s normal to feel a little stressed out once in awhile.
Here are some of the ways you can do to help relieve stress during pregnancy.
1. Pause and Meditate
Pause a moment and have self alone time. Think about all the life stressors you’re experiencing in the past months or years. I know it’s a heavy task but through this, you can start finding ways and solutions on what to do in a more calmly and relaxed manner.
Have you had experienced one of these life stressors?
There are more life stressors not listed here that you might have experienced. I know its exhausting, it’s okay to take a break, pause and take your time to relax and rest.
Focus on yourself and your growing baby. When you’re rested and relaxed, your way of thinking is much better.
2. Understanding Your Emotions
Ask yourself what are the things that make you happy, sad, angry, worried or troubled? These emotions doesn’t only affect you but also your baby.
I made myself a list last year about my emotions and how I cope with it everyday. You can try this method and I hope it can help you the way it helped me relieve my stress during pregnancy.
What are the things that makes me happy?
Above all that I could think of, I’m at my happiest when we traveland eat out with the whole family.
Ways I do to feel happier?
I take a lot of photos and videos about our trip and write about it.
How it affects baby when I’m happy?
I remembered before that every time I felt so much happiness, my baby just can’t stop moving around my tummy. She felt very strong and seemed to be happy too.
What are the things that makes me sad?
felt sadness every time I had arguments with my husband and misunderstanding with other family members.
Ways I do to feel less sad?
I would talk to them and open up my emotions, this way we try to understand each other’s point of view.
How it affects baby when I’m sad?
When I’m sad I don’t really eat, I tend to forget about my hunger and that was definitely a big mistake.
What are the things that makes me angry?
When I was pregnant I was very sensitive, little things that seemed wrong to me was a big issue. One of those was whenever I felt treated different and unfairly.
Ways I do to feel less angry?
Most of the time, I walk away, take a deep breath and cry my anger out.
How it affects baby when I’m angry?
Anger is a very heavy emotion, it’s exhausting for you and your baby. Whenever I’m angry before, my bump hardens and I couldn’t breath well. And after I cried all my anger out I felt all worn out so does my baby inside me.
What are the things that makes me worried or troubled?
I feel worried whenever my husband is away and he has to travel to another country without us. I also feel troubled whenever I don’t talk to my Mom (who is in the Philippines) for long.
Ways I do to feel less worried?
Whenever I feel worried, I always try to communicate with the people around me like my friends and other members of the family.
How it affects baby when I’m worried?
I get very emotional when I’m worried and it’s not good for baby too. Just like anger, it’s a heavy emotion and exhausting feeling.
Be honest of how you’re feeling and don’t be afraid to share it to someone especially to your partner. Talking to someone who can listen and understand your emotions will surely help you feel better. Finding support that you need will be easier if you know how to open up your mind and your emotions.
Remember, laughter is always the best medicine so laugh more often, it takes away stress and helps improve your mood and temperament.
3. Discover More Source of Energy
Whatever life stressors you are experiencing right now, these things surely takes away your energy and make you feel drained. There’s a lot of things that could happen when you feel stressed such as:
There are ways to find more energy in simple things. Little things can make a big difference if you could free yourself from stress. Here is a list of activities you might want to try.
You might think of more that you can add on the list! Share it with me in the comments below!
Remember Mommies, be strong for your baby, take good care of yourself as you are taking care of another strong baby inside you. You can do this!