Cycle Changes in the Female Body

Cycle Changes in the Female Body

Perimenopause can be a confusing and challenging time for many women. It is a natural transition that occurs before menopause, and it is characterized by a NUMBER of emotional and physical changes. One of the most common changes that women experience during perimenopause is the cessation of their menstrual periods.

At this time of writing it’s been another 102 days for me, after almost having skipped a year. But I honestly didn’t pay that much attention, until….

I realized the emotional changes that occur during perimenopause can be quite significant. Many women report feeling moody, anxious, or irritable. I had read about ‘other’ Women, but didn’t think that was me.

Women also experience hot flashes, night sweats, and sleep disturbances.

I had JUST noted how amazing my sleep had been all Summer and THEN it all fell apart in October…luckily I have methods to help me fall back asleep and turn off the Monkey Brain that comes with Perimenopause.

These symptoms can be annoying and definitely can have a negative impact on many women’s quality of life.

However, there are ways to manage these symptoms and reduce their impact.

One of the most effective ways to do this is through mindfulness practices such as meditation, yoga, and deep breathing. These practices can help you to stay present in the moment, let go of negative thoughts, and focus on the things that bring you joy.

Another effective strategy for managing the emotional changes of perimenopause is to engage in regular exercise. Exercise has been shown to reduce anxiety and depression, improve sleep, and boost mood. It is also a great way to stay active and keep your body in shape.

But BEWARE: Not too much! Focus on movement, walking and getting up from sitting at a desk more than hitting the gym every day. I had to learn to DIAL DOWN my exercise because Exercise also triggers Cortisol and that can contribute to your body holding on to fat stores.

In addition to mindfulness practices and exercise, it is also important to focus on self-care during perimenopause. This can include things like getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, and taking time for yourself to relax and unwind.

Finally, it’s important to remember that you are not alone during this transition. Reach out to loved ones and friends for support and consider joining a support group for women** going through perimenopause. There is also a wealth of information and resources available online that can provide additional support and guidance.

I personally know that perimenopause can be a confusing and challenging time, but it’s important to remember that it’s only temporary. By focusing on mindfulness practices, exercise, self-care, and seeking support, you can reduce the impact of the emotional changes that occur during perimenopause and continue to enjoy your life.

I’m having a group of Women who support and learn from each other’s experiences in my free Facebook Group and I invite you to join us!

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