5 fertility resolution ideas for the New Year

It’s the New Year.

You’re trying to come up with fertility resolution ideas but aren’t sure where to start.

You type the question into google.

It gives you exactly 3 005 930 suggestions for what you should improve to fix your fertility issues.

You feel overwhelmed and quit before you’ve even started.

Sound familiar? Yep me too.

fertility resolution ideas

I’m suggesting 5 fertility resolution ideas for you today but I want you to promise me something. I want you to only try and tackle one at a time.

They’re only small, simple things. You might be tempted to try and master them all at once, but you will fail. Too much change all at once never works.

This year I want you pick one change, no matter how small. Do it consistently for at least a week and then tentatively add in another. You’ll be surprised how much you’ll be able to change in a year if you focus on making one small change at a time.

5 fertility resolution ideas

Drink more water.

Water is essential in pretty much every bodily function. Whenever I’m working with someone who needs to make some changes I always start by suggesting they simply start drinking more water because this one change always affects the others.

Drinking more water often results in making better food choices. (It often takes away that ‘hangry-must-eat-first-thing-I-see’ feeling.) Drinking more water helps you have the energy you need to move your body. (When you’re dehydrated you often feel dehydrated. Water also helps to flush any excess hormones and toxins out of your body. So more water = win, win, win!

Actively manage your stress

Relieving stress is not a once and done job. You have to work to stay on top of it. Especially when you’re going through a stressful experience, like struggling to conceive.

Staying on top of stress will look different for everyone. It might mean scheduling fewer commitments each week, or booking in your time for yoga and meditation, or even making time to walk and vent to your friend. You have to make time for stress relieving activities in the same way you book in exercise or get your hair cut. If you don’t schedule it in, it likely won’t happen.

Get more sleep 

We often underestimate how much energy it takes to make a baby. When you’re struggling to conceive, you’ve also got the mental and emotional energy that is being depleted as well.

It’s not complicated to remedy this though. Make a resolution this year to get more sleep and to rest more.

Go to bed an hour earlier.

Turn screens off an hour ahead of bedtime so that you get to sleep easier.

Set your alarm to wake up at the same time each day to get your body into a good rhythm.

If this is a resolution you know you need help with check out my Goodnight Fertility Yoga Series. It is designed for you to practice right before bed and includes a class for each stage of your cycle.

Empower yourself

One of the things that can happen when you’re struggling with infertility is that you hand over all your power to your doctors for them to make decisions for you.

On one hand, yes, your doctor will have more knowledge of the potential medical issues but so much around infertility is somewhat of a guessing game.

Don’t forget that you are the expert on your body.

Empower yourself with information and second opinions but when it comes to making decisions trust your instinct and intuition.

Prioritise things that make you happy

This might seem like a strange thing to add to a fertility resolutions list. But from the work I do with women who are going through fertility struggles, and from my own experience, I know how easy it is to become obsessed by doing all the ‘right’ things for your fertility.

Life can start to feel like a chore. When your entire focus becomes falling pregnant (and that’s not working) you might find yourself feeling a bit lost and anxious about what your future holds.

Instead, prioritise things that make you happy. Write your happy list. Fill it with small things that you do for no reason other than they make you happy and try to tick off at least a couple each week. This will help to keep you focused on living your happy life so that you can start motherhood from a really good place.

I hope these resolutions ideas help you to find your focus this New Year. If you’re happy to share in the comments I’d love to hear what you’re fertility resolutions ideas are.

I hope you New Year is filled with joy.

If you’re looking to start fertility yoga this New Year I’d suggest starting by downloading my free fertility yoga guide here.

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