Period Hacks

periods, stress, pads, girl problems

 

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.