It is said in Chinese Medicine, that without a calm mind, all other treatments are futile.
A calm mind, well, that’s a daily battle for me. I need to keep being honest, I need to keep working at it, practice meditation regularly, and speak with friends. My friends are my rocks. They listen to my banter to that I don’t have to keep it in my head. They tell me when I’m nuts and when I should dig deeper. I need to take my supplements daily with the same commitment that other people take their meds. Keeping my serotonin, dopamine and epinephrine in check requires supplements. I accept that now.
Meditation is brilliant. Scary for most people as being quiet and with yourself is what most North Americans avoid at all costs. Guided meditations are usually a great place to start. I promote Circle and Bloom’s mediation series. They have daily meditations that are specifically for fertility. They are on my phone and will be part of my nightly routine when we finally do pull the goalie.
Reminding myself daily that things always end up working themselves out helps too. No matter what happens, it all turns out in the end. I may not always get to choose my circumstance, but I do get to choose how I will respond to my circumstances. That is where peace lies.