Let’s be honest, every woman has had at least one when they’re on their period every month. There is normally that one day out of the entire week that is worse than the rest, that leaves you wanting to hibernate under a duvet with a hot water bottle, some snacks and all the food known to man. It’s that day where every little thing irritates you and there isn’t enough food in the house. So on these days when everything hurts what are the things that help me to get through?
1. Naps are life
If you get the chance and it’s the weekend or your day off, nap. Nap like it’s the last nap you’ll ever have. Remember when we used to take for granted all those naps when we were kids, I’m definitely regretting it now. Everyone needs a siesta. Especially me when I’m struggling with PMS.
2. Hot water bottles help
In the summer I know hot water bottles don’t help because you’re already ridiculously hot but if you can get that hot water bottle out relax yourself and try to chill. I have a super cute hot water bottle too, that does help.
Might sounds like a particularly strange one, however, workouts really really help me when it comes to bad PMS days. Getting those endorphins going, getting me moving really does help. Even if it is just some yoga, yoga is so good for me, especially with my really tight hips.
4. A duvet day and a box set/film
I always love a good box set day, they’re good for the soul and good for a recharge. Although when I’m on watching anything that is going to make me cry is a no go area. The Notebook? Not on your nelly. If I watched that I’d be sobbing for a few days. It gives me all the emotional feels.
We all need good snacks, whether it is chocolate, sweets, fruit, and also some leafy veggies, they’re all necessary. Personally a vego bar is a good option for me, also some of the raw chocolate goji berry snacks really are some of the best snacks known to man. If you’re more of a savoury snack kinda gal then crisps are always a good way to go, personally I adore Eat Real crisps because they’re super yummy and full of flavour! Also I’m a hummus and crackers kinda gal too. They’re a fab snack for when you’re on too!
Honestly when I’m on my period I can be so emotional so cuddles in general really help, whether it is with the cats, with my husband or cuddled up with my hot water bottle and pillow, it doesn’t matter, it makes me feel so much better.
So what are your top tips for surviving a bad PMS day? Let me know in the comments!
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