Take time to pamper yourself during your period and treat yourself like the goddess you really are. When menstrual cramps, fatigue and general moodiness start getting you down, remember that you are your own best friend. Pamper yourself the way you deserve to be pampered. Do the things you know will lift your spirit.
If you can set your watch by your monthly cycle, you should take advantage of this knowledge and schedule yourself a trip to the spa each month. Whether you get a full-body massage, facial, mani-pedi or something more exotic, you will enjoy the time spent pampering yourself.
Chocolates help too
Chocolate is the number one food that women crave (especially at that time of the month). Dark chocolate is loaded with antioxidants that help protect the body from aging and improve heart health. That’s not all, it also stimulates endorphin production in the body, thus boosting your mood.
Laugh out loud
Laughing is good for you, and here’s why: A powerful antidote to stress, laughter releases endorphins into your bloodstream that help you to relax. So if you are feeling cranky and blue, take time to get together with a good friend, see a funny movie and share a hearty laugh.
Moderate exercise such as walking or swimming can help to relieve cramps and moodiness. If your cramps are severe, try other methods to soothe the pain such as heat, massage or ibuprofen.