5 Tips to Get Through Your Period
Sometimes I love her and want to thank her for all she has created. But, really? I think there could be an easier way to let me know I’m not pregnant. Or maybe just shorten my sentence with her as the warden.
I woke up this morning. Didn’t want to do anything. Not meal prep. Not write. Not clean. I didn’t even want to go to the gym. But, guess what? I did it anyways. Because I know at the end of the day, I would regret not showing up for myself. Plus, once I got moving it was okay. Not great. Just okay. Let’s say, bearable. I took some time to write. Meal prepped. Did some photography. Cleaned the downstairs. And then played Xbox. Then ate lunch. I read two chapters of the book I’ve been glued to. And now I’m back in bed being lazy. I told myself I am going to the gym at 5. Haha planning it just right so dinner will be ready when I get back.
Ladies, can we all agree that this whole multiple days of cravings, emotions, hormones, lethargic, and bleeding from our hoo has is not necessary? My word! I’m over it. Sure, some may suggest that I get on birth control. But the side effects from that could be worse than the 5-7 days of hell I already endure. And personally, I don’t want to endure side effects for more than the usual 5-7 days. OMG I just remembered the bloating. I was so bloated last night I couldn’t even flex my abs. Not that I have a 6 pack or anything, but I can usually see them if I move just right 😂. But nothing. Not even an outline. Ugh!!! I wish Mother Nature could just leave me a post-it note saying “Great job! Your attempts to avoid pregnancy were successful!” But no, she has other plans 🙄.
Seeing as how I don’t think I can change her mind, the only thing I can do is continue to show up for myself no matter how bad I want to punch Mother Nature in the face. Ladies, know that you are not alone. We all go through it! Seeing as how we have to deal with this for at least half of our lives, I have listed a few things that help me get through Hell Week.
Eat That Snack – Most of us get cravings while we are being tortured once a month. My advice is to just eat what you are craving. Not doing so will most likely result in a binge later. Just have enough to kick the craving and move on.
Baths – Baths help relax your muscles. Which is what cramps are. Cramps are you muscles contracting. So soaking in a bath could help immensely.
Heat it Up – Like baths, heating pads can provide the same result of relaxing your muscles as it heat them up.
Sauna Time – Sauna of course have the heating helpers. But, saunas also make you sweat which will help with water retention during this time.
Work it Out – Exercise releases endorphins. Endorphins are hormones that act as a pain reliever. It is also known as the “happy hormone” because it gives your body a positive feeling.
Whichever form of comfort you choose, be sure to be kind to yourself. This is not the time for talking negative about yourself. This is the time to pick yourself up, and show up for yourself.
Comment below or email me and let me know what your best methods of getting through this time are.