I’ll never shy away from saying that moms are among the busiest people on the planet. They have so much going on in their busy schedules that it’s hard to overlook them. When a mom is pregnant (first time or otherwise), however, that busy schedule often has to be put on hold.
When pregnant, many moms are forced to slow down and take it easy. This is something that the “busy bee” mindset of a mom isn’t ready to adjust to. As a result, the overactive minds of these expecting moms suffer from the tragic condition known as pregnancy boredom (gasp).
Luckily for moms who face this affliction, we’ve stumbled across a helpful list designed to fight the boredom associated with pregnancy. Check out this resourceful list and find out some helpful ways to make pregnancy a little more fun:
1. Fill up your schedule
The best way to fight boredom, even when there’s no “bread in the oven”, is to avoid downtime. The most effective way to do this is to fill up your schedule and to always stay preoccupied. Now expecting mothers can’t be too overactive and overexert themselves. So, perhaps instead of big, intrepid activities, pregnant mommies can keep busy in other ways. For example, try organizing some things around the house you’ve been putting off, get a manicure or pedicure regularly, or plan dinner dates with your close friends! Anything to keep your mind busy will keep you from feeling bored while pregnant!
2. Treat yourself
Don’t cut yourself short of fun activities! If you’re going to abide by method #1, you should make sure you’re filling up your schedule with enjoyable activities. Treat yourself to things that are engaging or delightful. Try getting a massage, buy some quality beauty products, or splurge on that night out with your friends. Obviously, money can’t buy happiness but you deserve to treat yourself from time to time. Also, it’ll help make pregnancy a little more fun.
3. Don’t focus on things like due dates
Remember when you were in school and staring at the clock during last period? Time would seemingly stand still as you waited for the bell to ring and you could finally go home! The reason why time would move so slow is because knowing the exact time and date of something builds the anticipation and makes you impatient.
If you don’t focus on things like a due date, you’ll start to fixate on that exact time and date and time will move incredibly slow! Your baby will come whenever he/she is ready, and there’s not much you can do to change that. Eliminate the impatience and let go of worrying about due dates!
4. Feather the nest
One additional way to fill your schedule is to feather your nest, so to say. In other words, get ready for your expected baby by fixing up their nursery or tidying up the home. No need to condense this entry into one day, you’ve got tons of time to spend getting ready!
5. Go on a date
Nothing beats a good date night with your significant other, and that certainly doesn’t change when you’re expecting. Try implementing a night out on the town with your partner every now and then. It’s yet another way to fill your schedule, and treat yourself!
6. Spend some quality “me time”
It may seem strange that on a list covering ways to not be bored we’d suggest spending time alone. However, for those who understand the beauty and importance of me time, this entry speaks for itself. You won’t really get a lot of me time when your baby arrives so it’s always wise to try to knock out some of those personal goals while you have more time available.
If you have a long list of books you’ve been meaning to read, movies/TV shows to watch, or other therapeutic me time activities, take the time to handle them while time is abundant. They’ll keep you busy, you’ll be entertained, and you’ll feel accomplished. That’s a win-win-win, moms!