To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. – Buddha
When we think of infertility treatments, we immediately think that they’re a physical interaction. But there’s a huge mental side to these treatments in addition to the physical aspect. How we care for our bodies and our minds are dual aspects of the same coin, and proper care for both is essential to success in treating infertility.
Keeping the Body in Good Health
The steps to keeping the body in good health are well known, though not so easily achieved. Eating well, getting plenty of sleep and participating in regular exercise are three essential aspects of fostering a healthy body. For women undergoing infertility treatments, maintaining physical health is an important step on the road to success. It doesn’t have to be complicated, but it does need to be consistent. The great thing about the pursuit of physical health is that it encourages us to stick with it. We feel better when we’re eating well, getting great sleep and exercising. Maintaining these physical aspects of health is what keeps our bodies going in a very mechanical and mundane sense, though the importance of creating good health is nonetheless integral to success.
Keeping the Mind in Good Health
The body and mind are so beautifully and wonderfully interconnected. In order to gain the mastery over physical health, mental health is a necessity. That’s because ultimately our minds have control over our bodies, though they mind can’t be clear if the body isn’t well cared for. While keeping in good physical health is a seemingly straightforward prospect, keeping in great mental health is decidedly more mysterious. But it doesn’t have to be! Just as there are three sides to physical health, there are three sides to mental health. These include surrounding ourselves with positive people, allowing our minds to have the rest that they need, and allowing expressing our feelings so that they don’t become toxic from the inside. Openness and the willingness to connect with others are essential for good mental health, which will foster a strong mind that can face the trials and celebrate the successes of infertility.
When going through infertility treatments, both how we care for our bodies and how we care for our minds are important to creating success. It’s essential to eat the proper foods, get plenty of sleep, exercise, but also to have the right attitude and support. Our bodies affect our minds and vice versa.