3 Things To Do When You Are Menstruating

I just finished my period. Ha!

You probably didn’t really want to know that but hey I thought it’s important we talk about this sort of stuff.

In fact, I’ve been looking forward to it, it’s been 2 years since my last bleed because of being pregnant and breastfeeding on demand.

My son is now 1 year old and in a new season of life where he’s not needing the boobies so much.

Inner Seasons

But did you know that our menstrual cycle goes through its own inner seasons too, just like the seasons of the year?

When we are menstruating, this is what we call our inner-winter.

It signifies the birth and death of life.

Journal

It’s a time for deep reflection and going inwards.

It’s also a great time to journal if this has been a habit you’ve been waiting to adopt.

During this time, journaling is a wonderful tool to help work through some deep emotions, challenging times or even start planning for their next month.

When you are bleeding just remember to:

Let go, go slow and say no.

  • Let go, surrender and go within
  • Go slow, if you can’t clear your calendar and have responsibilities you want to uphold
  • Say no if you can and it’s okay to protect your boundaries

Sleep

One of my favourite ways to honour this time is to sleep more. If you’ve been struggling with sleep, you can download my free Sleep Checklist with 5 must-do tips for better sleep to help you.

Meditate

Speaking of setting healthy boundaries with others, I believe it’s important to set healthy boundaries for ourselves.

If you’ve been struggling with anxiety, self-doubt, overwhelm and stress, dedicating times to meditate for 10 minutes has been proven to help reduce stress and anxiety.

I’ve been using a great free app and it’s been designed to help support you with managing sleep, anxiety and stress. It’s called Insight Timer.

Tell me, how are the ways you like to honour this time in your cycle?

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