Have you ever experienced what it feels like to be at work, school, with friends, or even to be on your couch going about your life, when BAM a big feeling comes?
Maybe you see an ordinary commercial come up on your screen and it brings on some serious gloominess. Perhaps someone cuts in front of your car in traffic and in comes the most intense anger of your month.
It’s likely you have experienced some version of those moments, and if you take Jubilance, it’s likely that those moments would come to you more often before your period. Of course, we can’t completely obliterate those moments—big feelings make us human. However, if you are thinking about wanting to balance out those instances throughout your cycle, check out some tips below.
It may seem simple but getting enough rest for your body can be wildly beneficial for not only your overall mental wellness, but also in your mental wellness throughout your cycle. I know it can be tough to prioritize extra rest into your daily routine. Although it may be tricky, you can integrate more rest into your life by making sure that the rest you’re already getting is quality rest.
If you’re able to get at least eight hours per night, that’s wonderful! Try and harness that rest by making sure you are practicing quality sleep hygiene. You can do so by making sure you don’t fall asleep to screens, leave your work outside of your bed, and have as dark of a room as possible when resting.
If these waves of feelings feel all over the place and don’t seem to have predictability, it can be helpful to track what is happening. You can do so by simply writing down the feeling, what might have happened to trigger that feeling, and the date. If you’re tracking through journaling, make sure to note when your period begins to see if there is some correlation between these moments and your period starting.
You can also access an app to track the feelings and where on your cycle they fall.
If you’re looking for some app recommendations, check out Alice’s tips here.
I know I have mentioned moving your body a few times before, and it can be especially helpful in regulating your emotional wellness throughout your cycle. Perhaps you can start upping that at home dance party frequency, you can say yes to that yoga class your friend has been trying to have you join, or you can even add an extra walk to your day. When you integrate movement into your routine on a regular basis, you release endorphins in your body, which ultimately helps improve and stabilize your mood.
*Please note that these tips can help your overall mental wellness throughout your cycle. However, if you are finding yourself struggling to manage your mental health, please contact a mental health professional to seek help. *
Wishing you a cycle filled with clarity, ease, rest, and as always, Jubilance!