Feeling out of control during both perimenopause and menopause isn’t uncommon at all. Women can feel like their entire world is falling apart and that is sadly the reality for so many people. Symptoms can be embarrassing and difficult to deal with in public. They can impact your mood so much that relationships begin to suffer, as can your mental health. It’s no wonder then that it’s easy to feel lost and confused. How do you take back control during menopause?
Speak to Someone
The first thing to do is to confide in someone you trust. This could be a close friend or family member, but it doesn’t have to be. It could also be a health professional or even someone you don’t know very well but you could communicate with, in a supportive and trusting way (online support groups, pen-pals etc,.). When you start to speak about the challenging things that are happening in your life, it’s often very therapeutic. It helps to get those feelings out into the world and you can start to make sense of them.
Sleep, Diet, Exercise
The next three areas to focus on are really the key to unlocking a more balanced and healthy lifestyle. Start with sleep. Stress, anxiety and general worry all impact sleep. It’s time to put sleep as your number one focus. The best way to tackle this is with a solid routine. Got to bed and set your alarm for the same time every day (even on weekends!). Start a bedtime routine where you switch off ALL devices at least an hour before you plan to sleep. Train your body to recognise a new pattern before sleep. If you wake often for the toilet throughout the night, stop drinking at least 1.5 hours before bed. For many of us, sleep is an after-thought and a lack of sleep is just something we seem to put up with. This SHOULD NOT be the case.
Next comes nutrition. It’s time to eat clean and cut out processed foods substantially. We are what we eat and this displays itself in our health. As we enter menopause it’s crucial to get your diet right and this includes drinking PLENTY of water.
The third part of this cog is exercise. Light daily exercise goes a long way to improve sleep, reduce anxiety and help with a number of menopause symptoms (hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings etc,).
Wear LaBalance 24/7
If you’re a LaBalance user it’s vital that you remember to wear the device 7 days a week, 365 days a year, 24/7! If you stop wearing LaBalance even for just a few days this can mean you see a return of your symptoms. If you don’t own a LaBalance, it’s a device that works for 71% of women to reduce up to 24 different symptoms of menopause in a completely natural way. Many women do not want to turn to HRT and we offer LaBalance as an alternative.
We have a wealth of information on our website and within the articles on our blog. If you would like to learn more about specific symptoms, menopause norms or anything in between, you can bet we’ve covered it.