5 Sneaky Relaxation Techniques For The Silly Season

5 Sneaky Relaxation Techniques For The Silly Season

Love it or loathe it, the frantic energy of month of December is almost upon us. A time of celebration, family, deadlines, busyness, a super long to do list and much more. Overall, mostly a cheerful time, however, your stress levels can step up a notch. For some getting amongst extended family is a tough time. Gremlins can raise their heads at a time when the nerves are already frayed. So, here are some sneaky reset strategies to incorporate into the day over the coming month or ideally long term.

Why not commit to test running one or all of the options below over the coming month to keep you sane, wise and chilled. Simple is often the best and repeat often.

Simple tips to reset:

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Where Are You On The Menopausal Spectrum? Where To From Here?

Where Are You On The Menopausal Spectrum? Where To From Here?

Just saying the word menopause, stirs up bad associations for many women – ageing, endings, mood swings, hot flashes. Menopause is different for each woman, not unlike pregnancy, menstruation and labour. For some it can be filled with intense pain, disruption, inner turmoil and isolation and others can sail through it unhindered.

What is menopause?

Menopause is technically when you run out of your finite number of eggs, you were born with. After puberty, ovaries release mature eggs each month, during ovulation, which orchestrate your monthly hormonal cycle. If an egg isn’t fertilized, it’s expelled from your body. At menopause, this all stops.

Did you know our eggs and ovaries are extremely sensitive to chemicals and toxins in the environment? Women who smoke or exposed to many chemicals often have an earlier menopause than they would’ve normally.

Peri-menopause is transition proceeding menopause. Starting 8-10 years prior to menopause and it’s different for every woman. Some can start as early as late thirties. Majority at 45 to 51 years and is filled with a wide variety of symptoms associated with change of life – heavy periods, irregular periods, mood swings, PMS symptoms, poor memory, forgetfulness, feeling down, sad.

Post menopause occurs roughly 51 years plus, but is different for everyone. It’s defined by having no period for at least a year. There’s often a “post menopausal zest”, a burst of energy and disappearance of most menopausal symptoms.

During menopausal phase, you’re naturally producing less oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone. During peri-menopause and time of menstrual cessation, some unwanted and unpleasant physical symptoms can happen. Knowing what to expect can make it easier.

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