Monday, March 18, 2013
All last week I did not want to work out, cook, read, play with my kids or even talk to my husband. All I wanted to do was lay curl up in fetal position and lay in a corner. I felt overwhelmed. Clients calling and emailing all day and night, kids want to talk and play from sun up to sun down and my husband constantly adding more clothes to the dirty clothes hamper as if he doesn't see that it filling up. Oh my.....
Gradually throughout the week I felt more and more pressure then on Thursday I picked up my cell phone and turned on Pandora radio. I listened to some good music switching from r&b, jazz, bossa nova and then my capoeira música. I dont know what it is about the sound of the berimbau but with each stroke of the string I started to feel relief. Then I began to ginga and play capoeira. I guess I just needed to relax and have fun.
It is easy to use pregnancy as a way to not do anything but unless you are placed on bedrest, being active is very important for your mental health, emotional health, spiritual, physical and to keep and/or build positive relationships with your loved ones. It is also important to know your limits. When you are feeling a certain kind of way communicate this with your family. Let them know that you need them to do their part in running the household. If you need a break, make sure you say it and take your time to relax.
Pregnancy is a blessing. Being able to bring a new life into your world is a gift in itself. Enjoy your nine months, eat a balanced diet, partake in some kind of physical activity and love yourself as you watch your body go through changes.