Today I’m going to address the dreadful PMS and how it affects most of us women on a monthly basis. Oh how I wish I could make mine disappear, but unfortunately just like clock work it comes around again, just like a monthly menstrual cycle (unless you are on some cool birth control that makes yours disappear). Since PMS usually interferes with me enjoying my day (even though I try to master it, I really do!), I’m constantly on the hunt for ways to even out my hormones so that my boyfriend won’t throw me out of his apartment. Just kidding about him throwing me out but come on – PMS is not fun! Here are ways that I like to deal with PMS so that when it comes around I can kick it to the curb – for good.
Shopping Therapy – Let’s Get Going!
Shopping has always been great therapy for me, especially if I’m in a bad mood. It’s nice because when I just want to get out and enjoy the latest trends, or I’m in *need* of something new and fashionable, shopping is perfect. Even though my wallet suffers, my mood is almost nine times out of ten improved! I just love browsing inside of my favorite brand name stores and if I don’t have any money to spend, this works out well anyway! It’s nice to just get out and check out the newest trends that are taking over the shelves in all of the hot fashion stores.
Natural Supplements, such as Agnus Castus
Did you know that some anti-depressants actually help with the mind to severe depression during your period and during PMS? This is good to know if you’re really having a hard time during your period, however, if you’d rather try something natural, there are many natural remedies such as agnus castus. This herbal treatment works well and has a balancing effect on female hormones. Specifically it targets your system during the second half of the menstrual cycles and balances your hormones when you need it the most. I have yet to try agnus castus, but I really want to! You can find agnus castus and other herbal treatments at Nature’s Best.
Try a New Hobby such as Pilates and go Outside and Enjoy the Nature
It may sound fairly simple, but both workout classes and the nature can instantly improve your move during PMS. I know it always works for me! I personally love trying new classes and lately I love Pilates. It’s tough work but it helps you focus on your breathing, which in turn helps decrease stress and pain. So if you’re dealing with cramps or just need to get away, Pilates is perfect for that. Also, I love to walk around and enjoy nature. Just smelling the flowers or going to the ocean (if it is nearby you) is an instant mood booster. I’m definitely an ocean dreamer at heart and in real life!
Thanks Sierra! I love the first and third option, and do those all the time when I'm feeling funky. I'll have to try the Supplement! I also use Primrose oil capsules. They work, but don't take too many!