I have met a number of people over the years who are very aware that they have PMS, maybe they have read some books, watched some YouTube videos… but most have never actually taken any action, even though they have spent many hours researching different tools and techniques.
Maybe these people are just not ready…? As to be honest, it does take a huge amount of commitment to achieve any real results and to ensure that they stay a habitual part of your life.
PMS can be cured! …. But it really depends on if you are ready for the journey?
The journey can be very long, filled with many lows at first, but it’s so fantastic when you actually start to see results for yourself, such as improvements in relationships, reduction in monthly tension and of course your first fully Happy Month, wow that’s a great feeling!
So are you ready to take action?
If you are, then you may be interested to know that I am in the process of writing a 31 day workbook, which will aid you in your journey to become PMS free…. and I hope that this will be available from Amazon very soon!
My favourite has to be from Nero’s, normally a White Americano!
Coffee gives me that well needed energy boost in the morning, it relaxes me after lunch and it is my favourite daily treat.
But somehow, this lovely daily treat, turns into the evil side kick of PMS once a month…. and the stimulation qualities seem to focus themselves on heightening my annoyance, anger and irritation rather than anything positive such as relaxation or energy.
But I need coffee?
So to combat this, I realised that I had to reduce my caffeine intake during my PMS phase, which sounds easy, but when you are ever so slightly addicted to the substance, it is very easy to say yes when someone offers you a cup!
So I am now very strict with myself, limiting myself to two cups if I feel that I am ok, but if I sense even the slightest hint of PMS, then its straight on to the Camomile Tea!
This question is often asked in the media and a question that some people believe the answer to is “No it does not” …. but this is absolutely incorrect, PMS is a real condition with many symptoms that cause a lot of unhappiness to many women around the world.
The Happy Month website aims to promote a number of techniques, tools and lifestyle changes that can be used to help reduce and resolve real symptoms.
I am very passionate about this topic due to suffering with the condition and resolving it with absolutely no medication.
Happy Month is here to help, please get in contact with me if there is a specific topic/subject area that you would like help and advice on.
Is PMS your problem? or could it be that PMS is purely a manifestation of problems being experienced in your life?
This is an important question and one that must be considered.
For many years, I actually believed that PMS caused myself to feel irritated, unmotivated, ugly and insecure and that I had absolutely no control over this!
But with a lot of work, I have learnt that this is not the case!
PMS simply highlights the parts of ourselves that need to nurtured, developed and loved.
I now use PMS as a magnifying glass, as it allows me to see the areas of my life that need to be improved, developed and enhanced…. and it provides me with the opportunity to actively do something about it!
This approach means that PMS is no longer my enemy, but actually a positive life tool that I can use to improve myself, my relationships and my life.
Meditation is not for everyone….. but personally, I think that if something has the potential to reduce my PMS symptoms!….. then I am going to give it a try!
Meditation has been proven to help relax the body and mind…… and with practice, it allows you to see your own thoughts and feelings as they develop, including the first signs of PMS or even eureka moments, “Oo I actually have PMS now”!
By noticing that you are either entering, in or leaving the PMS phase of your cycle, you can provide yourself with the opportunity and time to decide what you need now or even, how should I be reacting now? so that you can have that totally Happy Month!
If you are interested in Meditation then there are a number of books and web pages on the topic…. but one of the best books I have read is called:
“Mindfulness – a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world” By Mark Williams and Danny Penman
… and below is an actual free meditation from the book, I really recommend it!
So when you have some spare time, find a relaxing position, put the “do not disturb” sign on your door and have 8 minutes of pure peace!…. and who knows what you will notice! enjoy 🙂
Feeling “PMS’y”? then its time to have some you time!
What do I mean by “you time”? it can be anything that relaxes you, takes the pressure off of you and allows yourself to be still and calm.
You know that it’s incredibly difficult to work at the same pace during PMS, but naturally we still try and push ourselves on to achieve everything that we need to do and to the same exacting standards.
So instead, I recommend dropping the pace by 20%, making some room in your day to just relax and unwind and most importantly, allowing yourself to be just that little bit laid back, without thinking badly of yourself for doing so.
It sounds very simple, but for some reason, even though we know that this is what we need, we still continue at the same fast pace.
So this month, be kind to yourself and slow the pace down ….. it will really make an enormous difference to your month.
PMS has always been regarded as a negative phase in our life.
But have you ever considered that it could be used in a positive way?
During your PMS phase, I recommend that you write everything down that either bothers, irritates or frustrates you.
This practice will enable you to re-visit your list once your PMS phase is over… rather than airing your views at the time, which will help you to prevent any of those potentially explosive situations from arising!
PMS increases our emotional awareness and if used positively, it can allow us to see the areas of our life that we are just not happy with, so that we can deal with them constructively, once we enter the Communication phase of our monthly cycle.
The Communication phase is when you are in the best possible frame of mind to deal with your frustrations constructively, allowing you to make those important life changes or hold those difficult conversations, knowing that you will achieve the best possible result.
The benefit of this method, is that by dealing with your problems in the Communication phase, it allows you to re-enter the PMS phase, knowing that you have already dealt with the issues that normally cause all of the problems.