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Along the Road to Recovery
I mentioned a few weeks back that I was kick starting my recovery from miscarriage number 3 by eating as healthy as possible and getting back into my regular workout routine (it did kind of help that we were heading up to Broome the next week and I really wanted to be “bikini-ready” for sipping those poolside cocktails).
But none the less, that healthy eating and exercise regime went right out the window as soon as I got into holiday mode!
I did try to go running a couple of times while we were away, but it was so freaking hot and humid up there that just a fast-paced walk was almost too much to handle.
So anyway, since we’ve been back, I’ve been kinda-trying to get back into my healthy habits (I am going to the gym and / or working out most days, and eating healthy at least during the week), but I can feel a bit of a cold coming on, starting with a sore throat yesterday morning (seriously, can I just catch a break!?)
Apparently just catching a break isn’t in on the cards, so I’ve decided to soldier on using a different approach.
Do you remember a little while back when I mentioned I was doing daily pregnancy meditations to keep myself calm, relaxed and reduce some of that anxiety I had around our chances of miscarriage?
I really did find they helped, but obviously, doing a pregnancy meditation is not really the kind of thing that’s going to make me feel better right now, so I’ve decided to dig out some of my general guided meditations in order to enjoy the benefits of calming, relaxing and quieting my mind to start each day.
I am hopeful that there will be added benefits for health and wellness too!
I jumped over to our youtube channel and was happy to see I had saved quite a few 10 minute guided meditations in there for future reference.
Here are a couple of my favourites:
I often find it difficult to find a voice on meditations that isn’t distracting. I like the voice on this video because it’s soothing and I’m able to follow along quite easily without being distracted by the voice!
I like the specific directions around deep breathing at the start too, it sets the scene well to help get the most out of the meditation.
The other thing I like about this one is that it is exactly what I would expect from a mindfulness meditation, simple in the sense that you can observe your thoughts and let them go… and it talks you through how to do that in a simple and easy to understand format.
Calm Anxiety Meditation
I like this one, as again, I find the voice easy to listen to, and it’s just a really simple and easy to follow meditation, mainly focussing on breathing.
Perfect for calming the mind and reducing any type of anxiety!
Positive Start to The Day Meditation
I love this as it is a little bit different. The focus is more on waking up to start the day as positive as possible, to get the best possible results.
The voice in this one is actually my favourite, but I haven’t included it at the top as it isn’t really a “meditation” as such, it’s just a nice positive inspirational recording to listen to first thing in the morning and start your day well!
Lastly, I just want to include one more… I haven’t tried this one myself yet, but I stumbled across it this morning and it looks interesting (I don’t know about the voice but… I like the sound of the concept) so I’m going to give this one a try this week as well:
Positive Thinking Endorphin Meditation with Positive Affirmations
If you would like to check out some of the other guided meditations I’ve used, head over to our youtube playlist and check it out. I have tried each one in the list before, and they are all around 10 minutes each, so it doesn’t take a lot of time out of your day!
If I stumble across any other good ones, I’ll add them to the list (I often try new ones, but it’s not very often I find one I like!)
Anyway, I’ll be interested to see what kind of results I get from trying one of these meditations each day for one week.
If all goes well (and if I’m feeling up to it) I might even see if I can seek out some pre-pregnancy type meditations and start to work on a new list.
Until next time…
Before you go, have you or someone you know experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or infertility? Throughout the month of October, we will be sharing stories to raise awareness and reduce the stigma associated with these “taboo” topics. Check out this post for more info on how you can share your story.
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