For anyone dealing with infertility, Mother’s Day can be a difficult time. There are some actionable ways to get through the holiday more easily. Here’s how to help protect your peace on May 14th.
Be Proactive and Aware of Potentially Difficult Situations
Being proactive is one of the best things you can do for yourself when holidays like Mother’s Day come around. If you know you’re going to have a hard time, or you’re worried that it might be difficult for you, preparing for that in advance can help you feel more comfortable and confident.
Take Time for Yourself
Focus on something that’s important to you, like a hobby or a self-care routine you enjoy. When you take some time to honor yourself you can feel more grounded and settled. That can make the day an easier one for you.
Spend Time With Your Partner
If you don’t want to be by yourself, or you have some time to spend with others, do something with your partner. You could have a picnic, see a movie, take a walk, or do anything else that the two of you enjoy, to reinforce your bond and closeness.
Do Something to Help Others
Volunteering and helping others is another great way to move through and past Mother’s Day more easily. There are always organizations that need volunteers and look to the community to help. It can feel really good to give back.
Be Open to Examining Your Feelings
Don’t hesitate to sit with your feelings or write in a journal. You don’t have to run from Mother’s Day or try to pretend that it’s not a hard day for you if you don’t want to. Instead, you can acknowledge that it’s difficult and still find beauty and meaning in the day.
Consider a Support Group or Therapy Appointment
If you have a therapist you may want to talk to them that day, or you could attend a support group where others understand your struggles. The important thing is to choose what works for you, because everyone’s journey is different.
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