It is only she who needs to understand herself.
How on earth is anyone to be expected to ‘understand’ us when at times we hardly understand ourselves?
I wonder about you, how in tune are you with your body, your cycle, yourself?
Has anyone ever told you that being a female means that every single day of the month you are different?
You can wake with an entirely different chemical balance of hormones which triggers an entirely different physical, emotional and energetic reaction.
Meaning that what was good yesterday isn’t so great today.
Yes, my dear sisters, this does mean that YOU ARE NOT CRAZY AFTER ALL.
Are you like most of us and push through your monthly cycle? Or perhaps you are menopausal living each day in haze and struggle?
Why is it we push through each week before we have the time or the inkling we haven’t ‘checked in’ with ourselves? And before we realise our energy levels drop, we may get sick or have a dose of depression and wonder where the hell that came from.
This is what happened to me recently.
I had such a wonderful time in the first half of this year, hopping from city to city, organising this, helping with that, being Mrs Wonderful and pushing my body through ignoring my periods and then it all came crashing down!
I lost my spark for writing, working, laughing, making love, and didn’t much feel like doing anything but curl up under my fluffy blanket and denying that there is a world out there.
How to recognise the problem:
Easy steps to getting back on top
Walking outdoors is the best stress buster and feel good thing you can do with your body. Apart from sex that is, but it is no good having sex if you aren’t back in the feeling good space yet.
2. Seek help:
Find a good natural practitioner who may be able to suggest some supplements and/or vitamins to help your body back on track.
3. Talk to a trusted friend:
Sometimes we all need someone to listen to us, you always feel a lot better once you open up and talk to a good friend.
4. Honour your body:
The best advice I can offer here is follow your cycles. When you are bleeding take it easy, do less, command that you get extra help around the home-work or announce you’ll be doing a little less and allow your body to let go and your mind to go with a natural flow. After your menstrual week and for the following two weeks ramp up the action, get back on top of life and back in the saddle. Then the week before your period begin to slow it down again. Believe me you will feel amazing!
My book suggestion is a fantastic book written by Miranda Grey called ‘The Optimized Woman’. I purchased my copy from Book Depository.
This book is a deal changer for me and, I bet, for any woman riding the monthly gauntlet of a being a woman with a busy life. Miranda guides you through your monthly cycle so that you may live your lives as women, students, mothers, career women with ease and an understanding of your physical and emotional status at each day of the month.
Make sure you stay warm, eat well and love the skin you’re in.