Menopause (and all the changes leading up to it) is a part of major transitional time that can feel more than a little jarring. The more information you have, the more empowered you’ll feel. Menopause is a phenomena that occurs between the age of 45-60, it is the transition from being an active reproductive woman to moving to a non reproductive woman.
In this write up, I want to explore what all women should look to do, to adapt to their new menopausal lives. Below we have made a list of some facts that will help you tackle your new life.
1.Invest in your mental health
Anxiety and depression are some of the least talked-about but most common symptoms of menopause, and it’s important to recognize when it’s time to reach out for help. Investing in mental health looks different for different people; if therapy isn’t for you, trying out an exercise regime, cutting back on caffeine, or even making a point of confiding more often in friends/family - are a few ways to start taking care of your mental health.
2.Commit to a sleep and relaxation rituals
Learning to relax is a very important skill to master for times when a life gets a little too overwhelming. Essential oils, candles and other olfactory tricks are proven to reduce stress and anxiety, which is directly tied to feeling more rested and sleeping better.
A lot of mindfulness and meditation apps that can also help you create calm. Make sure your relaxation practice is something you can easily incorporate into your daily routine and is something you look forward to everyday.
3.Create your own climate control
Upto 80% of women experience thermo-regulation issues (hot flashes) during perimenopause and menopause. However, there are many ways to keep cool year round. Whether it’s a cup of ice or a good old-fashioned wet rag in the freezer - you just need to find the solution that works best for your body.
4.Pay attention to your body
Intense menopause symptoms can actually eclipse other messages your body is trying to communicate. Sometimes, undetected symptoms like nutrient deficiencies or thyroid problems can intensify your symptoms. Also, during and after menopause, a woman is at an increased risk for conditions like osteoporosis, bladder leaks, and cardiovascular disease. It’s important to stay in tune with your body as a whole and pay attention.
5.Allow yourself to keep growing
Because menopause is a timestamp in every woman's life, it’s also an opportunity to re-evaluate, re-calibrate and redirect anything in your life that doesn’t feel perfectly suited to you.
Follow all these points and we assure you an easier transition into menopausal life. Where you will not have periods for sure, but also won't feel as much a woman as you did for when you did bleed, you may actually start to miss your periods!!!