If you are in the market for Jubilance, then you have probably noticed that emotional PMS symptoms have significantly impacted your life. Perhaps you can feel them coming or they strike from nowhere, but that possible irritability, gloominess, and slew of emotional charges come nonetheless. As a mental health professional and a female human, I have found it exponentially helpful to track not only my PMS symptoms, but to work with my clients to track theirs. 

Here is how tracking PMS symptoms and periods can be beneficial to your overall mental wellness:

  • Overall awareness and knowledge.
    • Knowing what might come your way and when can help you restore agency in what you might need during those specific times. And like I have mentioned before, when you have more agency over your life, then you are more likely to live in alignment with how you prefer. 
  • Self-care indicators that come from tracking.
    • By knowing how you might operate a bit better, you can easily target different ways of caring for yourself during those times. This can ultimately ease any jarring mental wellness symptoms that might come your way. 
    • When you are in a more vulnerable place in your cycle, your self-care might be a bit gentler than when you’re not. 

How can you start?

  • Find a place to jot it all down.
    • I love all of the apps available such as Clue, Moody Month, Flo, and of course the Jubilance Emotional Symptoms Tracker , but feel free to jot down your symptoms in your planner or a paper journal.
  • Give yourself a fair sample.
    • Any health practitioner will tell you to track for about three cycles before making any assumptions about the data you find. This way you can find any possible consistent trends. 
  • Remember, this is a way to get to know yourself and what you need.
    • If the idea of tracking your PMS symptoms is a bit daunting, remember why you might be doing it—to get to know what it is that you might need during this period of your life (no pun intended ). 

No matter what you find in your tracking journey, remember that you can always call on a mental health or medical practitioner to help sort any of this out. Happy tracking!

Becca Lantry is currently pursuing her MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from San Diego State University. She currently holds her MA in Counseling and Education and works with youth, young adults, and families around confidence, love, relationships, and empowerment. Becca has been taking Jubilance for the last few months and she is able to love herself more during those times of emotional PMS because of it.