Top Period Self Care Tips

Cramps, bloating, mood swings — sound familiar? If so, you’re likely among the 85 percent of women who experience the physical and emotional symptoms of premenstrual syndrome each month. You may be relieved to know that you can take steps to control the discomfort and distress that often comes before your periods. From making lifestyle changes to seeking appropriate medications, there’s a treatment to help you cope with whatever PMS symptoms plague you.

Here are a few simple changes that you can make to make your PMS simpler and easier to manage :

  1. Rest : Take cycle Day 1 off from work and rest as much as possible. Your body is using a lot of energy to shed the uterine lining.
  2. Pray or Meditate : Menstruation is the perfect time for spiritual self care. You are the most in tune with spirit during your periods.
  3. Sleep : This is the part of your cycle when you need the most sleep. Go to sleep early and rise late.
  4. Be Mindful : As your uterus sheds, what can you shed from your life? What do you want to leave behind from the past month.
  5. Be Natural : Choose non-toxic organic cotton feminine products.
  6. Visualisation : Start your monthly visualisation for a perfect cycle. Make time for daily full body relaxation.
  7. Eat Warming Foods : Avoid cold, raw foods, and focus on warm foods that are rich in iron like soups, brown rice, organic meat, eggs, beans and spinach.
  8. Gentle Exercise : Avoid vigorous exercise and do nourishing body work like yoga or gentle walking.
  9. Herbal Support : Brew up a herbal infusion or make a herbal tea that supports menstruation and a healthy cycle.
  10. . Schedule Your Month : Book any appointments that you need based on your cycle like with a gynaecologist if required.

Bottling up what you’re going through won’t help. Share your concerns and get some new tips and PMS treatment ideas from loved ones or other women who are also struggling with PMS or other menstrual disorders. Also if the problem persists, please visit a gynaecologist. Don’t delay.

15 Comments Add yours

  1. mmorran1 says:

    Great list, I never realized how much energy our bodies use during menstruation! I struggle with PMDD so I try to be extra careful the week before my period too.

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    1. Garima says:

      Hi, thank you for stopping by. It’s no secret that our body changes during menstruation, and while it varies from person to person, it’s often associated with negative symptoms. Food cravings, disrupted sleep, cramps, headaches and muscle soreness are typical signs that “Aunt Flo” has arrived, but there’s more that you can do than grabbing a box of tampons, heating pad, and pain meds to get through the week. Self-care may be trendy, but managing your physical and mental stress has many positive benefits, especially during “that time of the month.” It is important to talk with your physician when making any significant changes to your diet and exercise routine

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  2. Brooxy Moon says:

    Thank you for the tips. You’re right, taking the first day off from work can help a lot. I’m always so tired at the beginning of my period, and often not in the mood.

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    1. Garima says:

      I agree with you. As a woman – your menstrual cycle is in so many ways an internal compass. Yet instead of teaching women about tuning into our own internal barometers – we have sent messages that our internal cycle is not important and can be ignored. There are no messages that women should for example rest during their periods – and allow time for introspection. There isn’t room in our society for that. But perhaps we should consider looking at how women who came before us treated themselves during their cycles for some helpful pointers.

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      1. Brooxy Moon says:

        That’s true. We are so focus on other things nowadays that we often don’t find the time to take care of ourselves.

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      2. Garima says:

        Exactly. More and more women need to be made aware of self care in a busy life.

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      3. Brooxy Moon says:

        You’re right. That’s why tips like these ones are always useful 😉

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      4. Garima says:

        Thank you. Please do share if you like.

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      5. Brooxy Moon says:

        It’s true. We are so focus on other things nowadays that we often don’t find the time to take care of ourselves.

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  3. I am picking praying during my period or even like a week before my period because mood and emotions are usually highly sensitive. Thank you for the tips

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    1. Garima says:

      These tips will help you with your moods during the periods. Thank you for stopping by.

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  4. Amber says:

    Very informative..Thanks

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    1. Garima says:

      Galf you liked it.

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  5. demiche says:

    I have really bad periods and am sure I have PMDD which no one really knows about. It’s basically every symptom times ten! All of these in the list sounds all to familiar

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    1. Garima says:

      Hang in there. To reduce stress and ease other symptoms of PMDD, including anxiety and depression, practice daily meditation. Meditation involves focusing on the breath to stay grounded in the present moment. Regular meditation can help individuals relax and get relief from both physical and emotional symptoms.

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