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Yay, it’s Wednesday! I had such a fun weekend with my mom in St. Louis at the 35th Annual Love Life Women’s Conference. After a couple of days getting back into the returning home routine, I am bringing you a post today with tips on how to keep going during that first trimester fatigue. These tips are small and manageable, so that I could do them even when I was exhausted! I’m also sharing with you this look that is so comfy and perfect for transitioning into fall weather.
Tips for Functioning through Fatigue
Bright Liquid Lipstick: This one is a bit of a trick. Wearing bright lipstick helped me to feel more awake when I saw my reflection. Also, it is a great way to distract from any dark circles and gives off a put together appearance. You can check out this post to see some of my favorites.
Dry Shampoo: While I knew a shower would help wake me up and feel motivated, I did’t always feel like washing my hair. Dry shampoo was a major life saver for me during my first trimester. This brand has been my go to for years.
Get off the message boards: I certainly cannot speak for everyone, but I personally could not read pregnancy message boards. I often found them negative and filled with other people’s fears. These often made me feel worse and think of things I didn’t even know were something to worry about. On top of being tired already, the extra worry just compounded the fatigue. Once I stopped reading the message boards, the better I felt.
Move Around: While I have been loving my Tracy Anderson’s Pregnancy Project workouts, I was often too tired to complete these regularly during the first trimester. However, I walked about an hour every day around my neighborhood and that helped energize me. Getting off the couch can definitely be a challenge, yet once I was up and moving in the fresh air, I felt an extra kick of energy.
Just Rest: And finally, my least favorite, but maybe most important tip. Just rest. If you’re like me, this can seem so challenging. I often felt lazy and pathetic on the days I knew I needed to take it easy and just chill. However, I am so glad I took that time to just relax and care for myself. Growing a baby is hard work, so I try to remind myself that and cut myself a break.