Mother Nature comes knocking, wait banging at women’s door and yet no matter how many times you get periods, women still get affected. From running low to being cranky, the pain and cramps kills women! (Believe us)
What’s most important is that you need to listen to the signals your body is sending you. If you feel like resting and skipping out on the dinner night, switch to Netflix and chill. If you have a little energy, go for a walk in the sunshine.
Don’t let anyone stop you from pampering yourself. After all, your uterus is doing some serious shedding, and it ain’t easy work. So, here are a few life hacks to make your period much more tolerable.
1. Use Lavender around the house
Put a few drops of lavender oil on your pillow at night, helps you sleep like a baby. When you feel cranky because of the cramps, grab a lavender scented candle. It has a relaxing smell that will make you forget the discomfort and you feel like you’re floating on a cloud.
2. Channel Your Inner Yogini
Practice yoga and relieve period pain. Grab a yoga mat and practice a few postures to help you calm your mind and focus on your breathing. Do take your physician’s advice before trying out the poses that look complex.
3. Resist Caffeine and Salt
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but coffee makes the pain worse by increasing your body’s estrogen levels. If you’re an addict and get horrible headaches, switch to tea for a few days. Adding a pinch of salt to your food? Stop because it leads to uncomfortable bloating.
4. Boil Ginger in hot water Tea
Ginger looks weird but works wonders during periods. So make ginger tea to reduce the pain.
Get ginger, peel the skin off, cut it into little pieces and boil it in water. Sip on your new period beverage!
5. Say Yes to Dark Chocolate
Treat yourself with dark chocolates!
Eat or bake something yummy at home using cocoa. Menstrual cramps vanish woho!