The menopause affects us all in different ways. Each woman will experience different combinations of symptoms throughout the menopause. Our last blog (How Reflexology can help with the Menopause) looked at these in more detail, and is well worth a read. Regardless of what these may be, remaining positive and upbeat throughout will greatly benefit your health and wellbeing. Read on to find out how positivity throughout the menopause can help you.
The menopause can be a challenging time in a woman’s life. There will already be lots going on, from family to work to household chores to maintaining a social life. Getting the right balance is vital to avoid becoming overwhelmed and stressed out.
The menopause marks a key stage in a woman’s life and can be confronting. Feelings of anxiety and unhappiness could be prevalent, so remaining positive is important.
How to achieve positivity?
Trying to approach life situations with a positive outlook may seem obvious, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to do! When life seems impossible, often the last thing you’ll do is look at the positives. However, making a conscious effort to do so via your thinking is the first step for embracing positivity throughout the menopause.
Doing things you love, whether that’s reading, sports or a spot of retail therapy are great ways to boost positivity. Being at one with nature can help lift your mood. From regular walks to hiking up hills, get out in the fresh air and embrace the environment. Simple things like laughing are also recommended – who doesn’t feel better after a good old chuckle?
Simple things you can do to help.
Adopting a positive outlook is just the start. Mindfulness and meditation are two techniques you may find help. Both focus on your mindset, helping you to increase your mental health and general well-being.
Talking to others can also help you maintain a positive outlook – a problem shared is a problem halved. So whether you talk to friends or family, or you turn to your GP, get chatting!
Connecting with natural elements is a great way to stay positive. Walking barefoot helps you remain grounded. Breathing in slowly, feeling the sun on your face and raindrops on your skin are some of the best ways to heal naturally. Our blog on grounding looks at this phenomenon in more detail and can be found here.
Menopause is another state our bodies need to go through – fighting against a natural change can cause unnecessary stress which must be managed. How does one deal with hot flushes, fatigue, mood swings and the changing body? Take time out, be selfish and put your needs first. You can find out more about managing stress here.
You may find complementary therapies such as Reflexology for Women’s Hormones and Reiki are helpful in maintaining positivity throughout the menopause. Call us on 0774 047 3987 to find out how we can help.