Where do I Start?

I was recently contacted and asked the question:

“Where do I start?”

This question was from a person that had suffered with PMS for years and now wanted to explore the many other options available to them, which could help resolve their PMS symptoms, without the use of medication.

If you are in a similar situation, my recommendation is to start a daily Journal, noting down how you are feeling each day, both physically and mentally.

The daily Journal needs to become a habit, and one, which will allow you to discover the patterns in your behaviour that are an early indicator of you entering your PMS phase.

The information gained from the Journal can then be used to take conscious control of your actions, thoughts and re-actions at a time when you need it most……

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Use PMS as a Life Tool

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.

PMS Phases

PMS Phases

A Simple Tool for Instant PMS / PMT Results

PMS ToolBox

Over the years I have tried a number of different techniques that have been recommended to reduce the symptoms of PMS / PMT, but most seemed to involve either a large learning curve, expense or they were just not feasible to build into a daily routine.

Due to this, I decided to develop my own tools and techniques that would be simple to use and that could be incorporated into my routine.

So in this post I would like to introduce you to “The Daily Well-being Survey” a quick and simple tool allowing you to detect the very first signs of PMS developing, so that you can actively slow down, relax and potentially prevent any explosive situations from occurring.

This technique is very simple, so I have tried to keep the explanation concise too, in the hope that you do try this tool (for at least a month), starting from the very first day your period starts.

How to do “The Well-being Survey”

Step One:

Buy a notepad small enough to carry in your bag or store in your car etc

Step Two:

Divide one of the pages into three columns and then name each column as follows:

How am I Feeling?        Communicate?        Need?

Step Three:

Once a day, at a time when you can be alone, or, even better, just before a busy time of day e.g. before your kids come home from school or before you go home from work, answer the three questions listed in Step Two.

Your answers do not need to be detailed, but they do need to be truthful, so do spend a little bit of time reflecting on how you are feeling before you answer the questions.

The first question “How am I feeling?” is fairly self explanatory, the answer you provide here does not need to be long, but it does have to be honest e.g. : I’m feeling happy, a little bit stressed.

The second question “Communicate?” is really important, as it’s an opportunity for you to review your answer to: “How am I feeling?”.

If your answer seemed to indicate a lower than normal mood and you are getting close to your PMS phase of the month, this could be your first warning sign of PMS developing, suggesting a need for you to communicate with your loved ones, so your answer here should be Yes.

Communication is key in reducing PMS, as strangely by opening up and talking to your loved ones it really does take the pressure off, as you no longer have to pretend that everything is “fine”!

The last question is my favourite, “Need?” What’s going to make you feel better today? e.g. a night in front of the TV? no chores for a night or maybe nothing, if everything is Ok!


So there it is, simple huh? if you do give this technique a try, then please do let me know, as I would love to hear your feedback!

HappyMonth.x