Let’s be honest, being on your period isn’t the most exhilarating week. Particularly if you suffer from cramps, aches, and low moods.
During your period it is more important than ever to practice self care. Really take the time to focus on you, and doing the things that make you feel well and happy.
In this blog, we share our top tips for self care during your period. Follow these tips and that week might be better than expected.
Set yourself a goal
Set yourself a goal, no matter how small it might be. We’re not suggesting you take on the world, but maybe something like meet up with a friend, go to a yoga class, walk 10k steps every day, write in your journal daily.
Take a long bath
Whether you suffer from period pains or not, a bath is a perfect remedy. Sprinkle Sleepy Head Bath Salts into a warm bath and have a long soak. This blend will help you to get off to sleep too if you suffer from insomnia during your period.
Take the time to really relax in the bath. Light a few candles, read a book or just switch off from the world.
Exercise boosts your endorphins and as a result, enhances your mood. If you suffer from low mood during your period then a little exercise could be just the ticket. Not only that, but if you have cramps then exercise is said to help. You don’t have to do something so intense as a spin class or bootcamp, but maybe a yoga, pilates or gym session could do the trick.
Try natural pain relief
If you are someone who suffers from cramps and aches during your period, then you are not alone. 80% of women suffer from period pains at some point in their lives. Cramps can range from light and intermittent to severe and constant. The pain comes from the smooth muscle tissue contracting in your uterus.
CBD is often used as a natural remedy for period pains as it helps to relax this smooth muscle tissue. Not only that, it interacts with receptors and may change the way in which we perceive pain. It is a legal and safe alternative to painkillers.
Our Remedy CBD oil is a brand which is designed by women, for women.
Taking a few minutes every day to put down your phone and focus on your breathing has great benefits. Not only can it reduce anxiety and stress, it might even generate a little kindness. You can meditate using an app on your phone, a youtube video or even attend a class.
There are so many things you can do to look after yourself during your period. Remember the focus should be on doing things that make you feel good and happy. Meet your friends or curl up on the sofa with a good book or box set. Try not to let yourself get stressed or anxious during this time as hormones can exacerbate symptoms, look after yourself!