Is Technology adding to your PMS Symptoms?

Technology is a wonderful thing, it allows us to connect with people all over the world, to work remotely and even, switch on the washing machine before you get home.

But with all this convenience and connection, it does have its downsides, such as the addiction of social media, distracting us from the real world and the people physically in front of us, causing our minds to be constantly alert, frazzled and irritated.

If you suffer with the more psychological symptoms of PMS then this is something to be aware of, as too much time in front of a screen, will result in you having more intense symptoms.

Of course it would be easy for me to say, just reduce your usage of technology during your PMS phase, but technology is highly addictive, so the chances of you doing that are fairly low.

Instead, I would recommend reviewing your everyday usage and make a commitment to start new healthier technology habits that will lead to a more permanent behavioural change.

This may feel difficult to implement, but if you do stick with it, you will soon be enlightened by the positive psychological changes that it can bring, such as:

A quieter mind

Enhanced focus on the task in hand

A happier mood

Improved sleep

Making this change, is just one simple step to reduce your PMS symptoms and improve your everyday life, so have a think….. are you willing to reduce your daily screen time? Could you see the benefit of spending less time connected? If so, make the change and enjoy that Happy Month you wanted!

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……

Do you know your sign?

Nope, not your Zodiac sign! ūüôā

The sign that your body gives to you when you are about to enter your PMS phase?

If you do not know what your sign is then it probably means that you are not listening to your body, as I can guarantee, it will be trying to tell you!

Your sign may be:

  • A change in mood?
  • A physical symptom?
  • Or maybe a sensation of some kind?

Your sign is your body’s way of telling you that you need to start your PMS action plan now.

For example, when you experience your sign, you should know that it’s time to:

  • Start to reduce stimulants
  • Slow the pace down
  • Relax
  • Meditate
  • Tell the people you live with that you are about to enter your PMS phase

But if you ignore your sign, or just do not prioritise your action plan, then you can probably expect to have a bad month!

So this month, listen to your body, take positive action and enjoy a happy month!

 

zodiac pms sign

 

Meditation for PMS / PMT

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 ūüôā


Meditate PMT PMS

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