//01 Light exercise
Although exercise is the last thing on your mind when you feel like your insides are being torn apart, a bit of light exercise can really make a massive different. A walk through your neighbourhood with your partner or bestie having a chat can get you out the house. If you feel up to it, speed up that walk and get your heart rate going.
My favourite thing to do is do some light yoga from Tara Stiles youtube channel, she has a lot of gentle relaxation yoga exercises. When you do light stretching and yoga it’s like it massages your insides from the slow movements and poses. Then jump into the bath and I feel 100 times better.
//02 Treat Yourself
Sometimes when you’re on you can literally have no motivation, be in constant pain and are in desperate need of pamper and cheering up. Pink parcel is an amazing female empowerment brand who promote the naturalness of periods and that they should be treated as such. I am so over the stigma that you can’t talk about being on in case men are listening and that you should be ashamed of bleeding. Pink parcel offer a beauty and period subscription box, so you can get delivered exactly what you need and a few essentials to make you feel better.
There is a bag which is ‘for now’ with pads/tampons. ‘For night’ is a more absorbent pad/tampon to help get you through the night with the correction protection you need so don’t put away those white Egyptian cotton sheets, they won’t be ruined. The ‘For you’ box is my favourite, some period essentials to help you get through the week. You can get yours here and get 20% off with EMILYH20.
//03 Me Time
Curl up on the sofa with a hot drink, hot water bottle and put a good film on. It’s my favourite thing to do with your loved ones or on your own. It’s such a simple thing but it’s the little things that make me happy and feel at peace. As we are going into the colder months as well nights in are much more on my radar than going out so doing this when I am feeling a bit rough really helps with my overall mood. Also the hot water bottle is a must-have it really helps settle my cramp pains.
What do you do to get through that time of the month? Would you try something like Pink Parcel? Let me know in the comments below.