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 🙂
To develop control of PMS you need to ensure the following three areas of your life are healthy, strong and positive:
#1 Mental wellbeing
If any one of the areas above are lacking or problematic this may highten your monthly PMS symptoms…. the most documented cures for PMS focus on Nutrition and Health, but if your Mental Wellbeing is low, then you may struggle to reduce your symptoms.
You can use methods such as mindfulness, meditation or counselling to help improve your mental wellbeing, making this important trinity complete.