When our PMS phase starts, our minds can become busy, irritated and frazzled. If we do not find an outlet for the heightened self-talk, it can lead to arguments, withdrawal and a general low mood. A simple technique that can help is known as Journaling (aka writing therapy), to free your mind and lighten the … Continue reading PMS – Busy Mind?
So what does it really take to have a Happy Month? – To be honest it is as simple as starting a new habit! To reduce your PMS symptoms it is vital for you to become aware of how you feel in the present moment. As you know, we all have busy lives and we … Continue reading How am I feeling today?
Over the last few blog posts I have mentioned a number of different techniques that can be easily incorporated into your month that could truly make a difference to the way you feel... As I know all to well, it is sometimes very difficult to find the motivation to change, even if the change will … Continue reading PMS requires ABM (Action before Motivation)
A book I highly recommend is Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff: http://www.self-compassion.org/self-compassion-the-book/about-the-book.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvtZBUSplr4 Self-Compassion is not a skill natural to most people, as we tend to be better at negative self talk. If Self-Compassion is low or non-existent then getting through any difficult times of the month can be very challenging, but by introducing self-compassion then those … Continue reading A Great Book – Self Compassion by Kristin Neff
One key factor in winning the battle with PMS is building awareness, this means when a symptom develops such as: Irritability Depression Mood Swings Anxiety You can actually notice the arrival and departure of that symptom.... meaning that you can actually learn to take control of the condition rather than letting the condition control you!