Making The Most Of Your Pregnancy Days
Do you always feel as if you are running out of time during the day? You’re running from work, to the store, to the doctor, and back again. The routine, even in your pregnancy, is not getting any easier. This can lead to other important issues which will effect us, such as added stress and pressured, and these are exactly what you do not need now!
When we are pressed for time, we tend to exercise less, eat foods for their convenience rather than their nutritional value, have less time to interact with our families and friends, and spend little, if any time, on self-development and spiritual growth.
Here are some simple ways you can begin to take back some of your time:
- Try to set aside a certain amount of time each day just to do what you want to do. How about 1 hour each day, and if that’s not possible, you can start with smaller increments of time, say 15 minutes, and work your way up.
- Doing part of something is better than doing nothing, even if you can’t complete a task or a project, it is better to take a small “chunk” out of it rather than letting the whole thing slide until later. Get things done on days that your body isn’t fighting you with fatigue, back ache, or morning sickness.
- It isn’t always easy to say No, but it will make a world of difference. Even if you don’t want to say “No” completely, try to set limits around how much you will do and when. During these next 9 months take care of yourself first, then worry about everyone else.
- Save up non-urgent errands so that you can do those that are logistically close to one another.
- Delegate. Get someone to help with some of your chores and tasks.
- Take care of the tasks that you dislike so that you don’t waste precious mental time ruminating about not having done them!
- Are the things you feel you “have” to do really necessary? It can be easy to get caught up in the details to the detriment of the big picture.
- Take an honest look at the activities and people in your life that are “energy drainers.” Do they need to be part of your life? What would happen if you eliminated or reduced your time spent on/with them?
- Perhaps the most important task you need to do is to set aside time each week to do something that you love to do.