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Our menstrual cycle is a vital sign, just like our pulse, temperature, respiration rate, and blood pressure. It’s quite an amazing thing really because in many ways, it gives us essential information about our health. We just don’t normally pay any attention to it. Well that is where this is going to change. I am going to take you through some particularly important aspects of your menstrual cycle, also known as your ‘infradian rhythm’ and shine a light on how this rhythm naturally affects us and how we can quite literally go with the flow to live our best lives.
We have been missing out on a big part of our self-care. This is big! So huge in fact that I can almost guarantee it will change your life and rejuvenate the way in which you look after yourself as a woman. We all know we are deeply affected by our menstrual cycle but not many of us lean into it which, if we do, can change the entire outlook of our month and beyond!
I know this was not the way you envisaged bringing your baby into the world or being pregnant and giving birth for that matter.
The Brighter Days box was curated to help soothe and relax body and mind, while uplifting your spirits. Something we all need right now.
Yes, rewards are motivating. But self care should be mandatory and not dependant on another activity. Our lives as busy mums are full of endless tasks, many we dont complete. Self care must be a definate in that busy day of yours.
Here we are, back here again! Exploring our own back gardens, learning at the kitchen table, somewhat out of routine with an anxious moment or two… or three! The recent surge of cases has made this lockdown all the more necessary, but also all the more anxiety inducing. After our first run in with the word lockdown last year, we never thought we would be back here again, logging our kids onto Zoom and Seesaw and muddling our way through.
"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." - Norman Vincent Peale
I’ve said it before and will say it again and again – self-care is not selfish! Self-care is the act of self-compassion, self-love, appreciation, and recognition of you as a person. But! I will be the first to admit, it is not always as simple as saying, “see ya, I’m off to read my book!” Little feet, and pawing hands often follow us or the niggling to do list taps away on our minds.
I had planned a solo day off for several weeks. I was DYING for it, and of course then life happened and instead of a blissful solo day of rest, I ended up with two kids at home with me all day. I told myself I would still try to rest although with kids in tow I thought it was going to be fairly impossible. Turns out it wasn’t so bad. It may not have been the day I was looking for, but a day of rest was still possible. How did I do it?
Ever heard of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs? It explains how we as humans need our basic needs met first, before any other needs higher up the scale can be met. We all push ourselves all the time to be hyper productive and achieve more. But when our basic health and safety are constantly under threat, as they have been in 2020, it’s incredibly hard to work on higher needs. And THAT is part of why you are so tired right now.
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