Ideas to take your mind off your fertility

We all know how difficult it can be to stop your mind racing or stop yourself dwelling on certain issues. Sometimes it can feel like your fertility can overtake all your waking thoughts and energy. Distracting yourself with a project is a fabulous way to refresh your mind and rejuvenate your spirit, so let’s get those creative juices flowing!

Here are five fabulous ideas you can try at home to take your mind away from fertility stuff:

1. Start a big sewing project

Sewing can be very therapeutic, and there are so many different projects and styles to try. While making a quilt might seem a bit old-fashioned, it’s a fabulous long-term project that can take hours to complete. There are plenty of modern quilt patterns and fabrics available, plus at the end, you will have a one of a kind blanket to snuggle under! Check out some of the great blogs online for some quilting inspiration. If quilting isn’t your thing, how about trying your hand at making a new dress or top? Or embroidering something special to hang on your wall? The possibilities are endless here.

2. Upcycle

Upcycling is a trend that is here to stay, and luckily it is something anyone can do with just about anything. Got an old piece of furniture that’s looking a bit sad? Try giving it a new life with a sand, fresh coat of bright paint, and some quirky handles. You can upcycle just about anything in your home, whether it’s freshening up some old mugs with a coat of paint, or turning some old bowls into funky succulent planters.

Check out this blog for more upcycling inspiration

3. Get stuck into your garden

There’s just something about being out in the fresh air and getting your hands dirty. Whether it’s weeding, pruning, planting or growing, a hard day’s work in the garden is sure to help you sleep better at night. Why not get creative in the garden too, with fun planter boxes, interesting seating areas, growing veggies or some adding some mood lighting. Check out this site for ways to get creative in the garden.

4. Learn a new craft

Youtube is your new best friend! There are so many different tutorials available online for just about any craft you could care to name. Why not pick something you’ve always been fascinated by, and learn how to do it. Whether it’s pottery, flower arranging, cake decorating, crocheting, making miniature furniture, sculpting, painting with watercolours or origami, invest in some equipment, watch as many tutorials as you can, and devote your spare time to mastering the various skills and techniques associated with the craft.

You would be surprised at how many hours you can while away trying to perfect the smallest thing, but the satisfaction you get when your nail it is definitely worth it! Another benefit is that when you are working on something you are passionate about, it takes up a lot of your spare thoughts as well, leaving you with less time to worry about other, less enjoyable topics.

For me, cake decorating is my passion and I’ve been lucky enough to turn my hobby into a business. If this is something that interests you, check out these youtube channels for some beginner tutorials (Cake Style TV or Man About Cake) and my website for some ideas.

5. Make toys or clothes to donate

Want to spend your creative time helping others? Pick a skill you are already competent in, such as knitting or sewing, and put it to good use by making clothes, toys or blankets for a local charity. Check out this list of charities you might like to consider helping.

Danielle Buckett

Danielle Buckett

Gooseberry Cake Co

Danielle, owner and cake maker of Gooseberry Cake Co., is a mum of two young kids, and when she isn’t caking, her days are spent painting, playing and chasing her toddlers. She started out making cakes for friends, family and her own celebrations. This little hobby quickly grew into a passion which took over all her daydreams, and so the seed was planted to create Gooseberry Cake Co.