Mother Nature comes knocking — sometimes banging — at our door about 400 times in a lifetime. Yet no matter how many periods we’ve gotten, we still get affected.
So don’t let anyone stop you from babying yourself while you’re on your period.
Here are a few ways by which you can pamper yourself:
Use a hot water bottle while relaxing, it actually blocks the pain messages that are being rapidly sent to your brain and helps relieve cramps.
Steer clear of the candy bars that are at the checkout counter, as they’re packed with caffeine and unnecessary sugar. Instead, eat dark chocolate.
Drink a lot of water and resist the urge to purchase the sugary energy drinks you see in the vending machines.
Use a Period App, there are sooo many available. I used to be ruled by my mood swings, confused at why I suddenly felt like throwing my chair into the wall — until I started using the monthly chart, which reminded me when my period was coming, and helped me remember that I’m allowed to take some downtime.
Just a few drops of Lavender oil or Lavender scented candles can soothe your cranky mood and can help you sleep like a baby.
Make an effort to eat less salty foods; say no to those crispy french fries and instead buy raw, unsalted almonds.