New Year’s Resolutions for Adoption Choices of Missouri Birth Mothers
The New Year is right around the corner, and so are New Year’s resolutions. Will you decide to prioritize your health? Maybe therapy is what you will decide to focus on in the New Year. Whatever your resolutions, Adoption Choices of Missouri is here to help. Some resolutions can be tricky, especially if you are a birth mother.
New Year’s Resolutions for Birth Mothers
- Exercise is a great New Year’s resolution for everyone, including birth mothers. Exercise helps you maintain a healthy weight and is also good for your mental health. Physical activity releases endorphins that can improve your overall mood. Depending on the type of exercise you enjoy, you can jog, walk, run, bike, or play a sport. There is no wrong way to move your body.
- You can prioritize your mental health. Nothing is more important than your mental health, so making it a priority in the New Year is an excellent decision. You cannot be your best if your mental health is not good. Adoption Choices of Missouri provides supportive counseling to all of our birth mothers during and after pregnancy.
There are three main types of supportive counseling we provide: one-on-one, group, and birth mother retreats. One-on-one counseling allows you to express your feelings in a safe and secure environment. Your Wichita adoption counselor will act as a guide during these sessions, but you are in complete control over what is or is not discussed. These are your sessions, and they are personalized for you.
Group counseling allows you to connect with other birth mothers. Group counseling is mediated by one of our adoption counselors. Everyone is given the opportunity to express themselves however they choose.
Birth mother retreats are a lot like group counseling therapy sessions, except that birth mother retreats allow you to escape from your day-to-day life and really focus on your emotions and experiences. Both group counseling and birth mother retreats allow you to hear stories from other birth mothers who have experienced or are experiencing what you are.
- Setting goals/making plans for the future is another great New Year’s resolution. Maybe you want to go back to college? Or maybe you want to start a new job? Regardless of what your plans are, it is important to take small steps to implement those plans. Start by researching the profession or school you are interested in, then make a tangible plan to begin.
- The New Year is also a great time to prioritize the relationship you have with your child and their adoptive parents. If your Adoption in MO is open or semi-open, you have the opportunity to maintain some level of contact with your child. Open adoptions allow you to have open communication with your child and their adoptive parents. This type of arrangement is great because it allows you to be an active participant in your child’s life. You can celebrate holidays and birthdays with your child throughout their life. Write down the kind of relationship you would like with your child and their adoptive parents and implement it.
- This is also a good time to strengthen your other relationships. Your support system is very important. Call or FaceTime a friend or relative, tell them how you are feeling. Your relationships should be one of your top priorities because we all need a strong support system.
Celebrating the New Year as a Birth Mother in Missouri
The New Year can be difficult for birth mothers, but it does not have to be. Focusing on the positives and creating plans will help you get through this time, and when you need a little extra help, Adoption Choices of Missouri is here for you. We have adoption facilitators at our adoption agencies all over the state of Missouri. Call or text us anytime for all of your adoption needs.
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