5 Tips on how to cope with being Perimenopausal
Watch your thoughts
I’ve wrote about this in my last blog be careful of your thoughts as you are listening! Positive thoughts have greater impact on our well-being than negative ones. one good way to keep positive is by keep a journal. Write down three things every day that you are grateful for it could be anything.
Laugh out Loud
Laughter helps us to have a positive mind-set. It helps stimulate our immune system, enhance our learning and memory and help us to cope better with stress.
Make time for yourself
I can’t stress this enough. Incorporating relaxation techniques into your day is important especially for this time of life as it helps relax muscles, calms the mind, promotes positive emotions, mood and improves concentration. It also can help reduce the symptoms related to perimenopause. Make it a priority even if it’s just 15 to 20 minutes a day. Believe me, you will see a difference.
Having a network of friends that are emotionally there to support you is key to health and can even prolong your life. At this stage in life women need other women friends with life experience and wisdom to share.
Mindfulness helps us put some space between ourselves and our reactions breaking down our conditioned responses. The aim of mindfulness is not quieting the mind, or attempting to achieve a state of eternal calm. The goal is simple: we are aiming to pay attention to the present moment, without judgement. Easier said than done first time round but with daily practice it will get easier. When you notice judgements arise during your practice, make a mental note of them and let them pass. Our minds often get carried away in thought. That’s why mindfulness is the practice of returning, again and again to the present moment.
Don’t judge yourself for whatever thoughts crop up, just practice recognising when your mind goes wondering off, and just bring it back again.
You are good enough, smart enough, beautiful enough, strong enough. Believe it and stop letting insecurity run your life. Embrace the change.