Above is a diagram representing the emotional phases experienced by many women during a typical menstrual cycle and below is a description of each of the phases above:
Overview of Phases
This phase is where you should start to experience relief from your PMS symptoms and starts as your period begins.
In the “Relief” phase emotions should become noticeably more balanced and the need for social/relationship interactions should start to increase.
The “Communication” phase overlaps with the “Relief” and “Vitality” phases and tends to occur around 7 days after your period begins.
This phase is where you should feel more compassionate to others and generally feel more mindful of yourself and everyone close to you.
This phase is where you should notice a high level of energy, a real zest for life and the ability to take on any challenge or adventure.
“Normality” is a phase where you should have full control of your emotional state but will start to be affected by the early signs of PMS and your energy levels may start fall.
This phase is when your PMS symptoms will start to develop, you may start appearing distant and have noticeable emotional imbalances, your senses will be heightened which could lead to irritability and any other emotional symptom linked with PMS.
Having an understanding of the emotional phases of the menstrual cycle is key to beating PMS!
PMS happens at a subconscious level, which means if you are not aware of your current or next “phase”, you will never stop PMS from occurring……
So take conscious control and watch PMS disappear – it can really be that simple!