Tip #1: Digital Detox
As much as you possibly can, step away from Google and give yourself a bit of a Digital Detox. You might end up using your time off this holiday doing research and looking into different options. Now, I’m all for making a plan but I’m also all for not overloading and overwhelming yourself because when you go to that place you are triggering your fight or flight response, which is the very opposite of what we want to do when we’re trying to have a baby.
Make sure that you give yourself a bit of a Digital detox, get away from that comparisonitis which can happen on social media, where we see happy families, someone announcing their pregnancy, all of that stuff.
Set yourself some rules that over the Christmas period, you may not open your social media app until after 12 o’clock in the day, certainly won’t do it last thing at night before you go to sleep. And maybe just disengage a little bit from forums and lower vibe groups that you may be involved in.
I’m a massive advocate of support on the fertility journey but sometimes it can turn into a kind of where everybody is bringing everybody else down. You want to support but might end up feeling worse than you were when you started. So just be mindful of where you are placing your attention online.