It’s just as important for men to understand about PMS, as it is for women.
Awareness of PMS and how it can impact someones reaction, mood or physicality will only bring positive benefits to yourself and to those who suffer with the condition.
Ignorance is a recipe for disaster, recovery from PMS is ultimately in the hands of the sufferer but support from loved ones makes a huge difference!
So below are my Five Top Tips For Men wishing to help themselves and their loved ones with PMS:
- Be aware of your loved ones cycle, make sure she puts a star on the calendar, indicating roughly when her PMS phase will start – If she is not open with her cycle, you will be clueless, which is really not fair on you!
- Try to avoid mentioning PMS in the middle of an argument, even if you know that it is the cause – wait until you have both had time to calm down – if you can!
- Laugh about PMS, avoid belittling the condition – but a sense of humor, always helps to ease the tension in any situation 🙂
- Discuss PMS with your loved one, when she is NOT in her PMS phase !! – normally discussions only happen when the topic is primed due to an argument, caused by the condition.
Instead I recommend being proactive and speaking about PMS when the phase is over, where you can both have a constructive conversation, allowing you to put positive plans in place for the next phase e.g. swapping of chores that may help ease the pressure etc.
- Of course #5 is… read http://www.happymonth.co.uk – Knowledge is Power!
“A goal without a plan is just wish”
I think this is a great quote, it simply highlights that we can have all the goals in the world, but without knowing the steps needed to accomplish them, it really is wishful thinking!
By reading this blog, i’m assuming that your goal is to reduce and eventually heal from PMS..
To be able to do this, I highly recommend implementing an action plan.
An example could be:
Drink plenty of water
Actively be aware of the stage that I am in, with regards to my monthly cycle
Move, seek fresh air, breath and relax
Research case studies and recovery strategies from Books and the Internet
Adapt food to be consumed, to benefit the current stage of my monthly cycle
Adapt exercise regime, to benefit the current stage of my monthly cycle
Add a mark on my calendar, highlighting next months PMS phase.
Celebrate success when a happy month has been had, due to a well thought out and delivered plan!
So get planning! and of course, if you need help, feel free to contact me:
This is simple, “Transparency”
Transparency implies Openness, Communication, and Accountability.
If you are open, then you will no longer have to hide your symptoms.
If you communicate, then you will provide people with a much needed understanding of why you are not as relaxed / happy / energised, as normal.
If you are accountable, then you accept that it is your decision if you do not tell people, if you do nothing during the month to ease your symptoms e.g. exercise, diet choices, meditation.
… and you accept that by doing nothing, you are actually deciding to have that same argument again with your loved ones!
By doing nothing, nothing will change …
So what could you do this month?