Technique Tuesday: Daily Check-in
At this point I am pretty certain that my body loves giving birth, but hates postpartum.
All jokes aside, if you haven’t heard, we’ve been on the struggle bus over here.
At 2 weeks postpartum I had a rare uterine infection that entered my bloodstream, wreaking havoc on my body, requiring surgery and hospitalization. Then, about a month later, I began having back and leg pain that progressively worsened into a debilitating pain, including numbness and weakness, causing me to be bedridden. I was barely just 3 months postpartum, when I underwent another surgery, this time on my back. And we are hopeful that if all goes well, this surgery will buy me some time before getting yet another surgery to stabilize my spine so that this pain never ever happens again.
So throughout the past few months, I detached myself from my business and social media platform to focus on my physical and spiritual well-being.
And let me tell you, making that prioritization has been a huge deal for me, making a big difference in how I am managing the day-to-day during these challenging postpartum months.
TTC, pregnancy, & postpartum can be a time of excitement and joy but can also bring on a rollercoaster of emotions and unexpected challenges.
So here is your reminder to check in with yourself and start prioritizing your mental and spiritual health today.
Tip: Check in with yourself & do one thing each morning that sets your day up for inner peace.
I have been in the routine of reading passages from the Bible or if I’m short on time, I at least read the Bible app “verse of the day” on my phone.
You may find a 5 minute meditation or prayer more appealing. Or maybe you’d like to wake up and read your affirmation cards first thing in the morning.
Whatever technique you use to support your mental health, do it first thing in the morning to help set your intentions for the day.
Focusing on your health spiritually will not only help you when you are in a season of TTC, pregnancy or postpartum but in your everyday life because spiritual health is the foundation for a healthy soul.
All my best,
Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all you are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.