Girl talk, period.

I have been a little hesitant to create this post but talked myself into it because being a woman has its challenges and we have to stick together! I have also made the decision to start creating more personal posts about womanhood called “Girl Talk” which includes confidence, health and beauty, fashion, career and success, friendships, and of course relationships.

Let’s talk about P E R I O D S

Most recently I have had the worst visits from mother nature and have felt like nothing but a sack of potatoes. Let’s talk about crying emotions, sweet cravings, and cramps from satan himself.

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Who has time to deal with this mess once a month? I know I don’t! I have too many things to accomplish rather than sit on the coach in pain and cry. After this round of my monthly visit I decided to make some changes to my routine to help me out!

Watch what you eat: This is the absolute worst and something I’m terrible at this time of month. The other evening I went to grab a small blizzard filled with cookies, brownies and caramel when I should have satisfied my sweet tooth craving with some sugar free frozen yogurt filled with fruit instead. Today I have been doing much better by eating an Acai bowl for lunch and quinoa, chicken, mushrooms, and spinach mixed together for dinner. Make sure to stay hydrated and add more fiber to your meals!

Yoga: What? You’re telling me that I need to get out and move my body when all I want to do is sleep? Yes! I wouldn’t say you should hop on that treadmill and work but a terrible sweat while you’re in pain but a great yoga flow and stretches will help your cramps. Create your own yoga flow of upward facing dog, downward facing dog, cobra, camel and fish pose.

Take a hot bath: After you did so well at yoga treat yourself to a hot bath and include some bath goodies like bubbles or bath bombs. A great excuse to go visit LUSH Cosmetics! If you don’t have a LUSH Cosmetics near you Bath and Body works has finally come out with a line of Bath Fizzes! (I honestly can’t say they are even half as good as LUSH, but they tried.)

Tea time: You’re really supposed to reduce your caffeine intake while on your period so go for some herbal tea and snuggle up with a book. Spearmint tea will help your bloating!

Invest in some cute bralettes: I live by bralettes but that’s also easy for me to say because I am already small chested. Breast tenderness can happen so why not let go of the wire and feel a little more loose? You can also layer bralettes with loose t-shirts which is not only super comfortable but also looks totally cute and sexy!

Watch an emotional film: When I’m PMSing, I don’t get an attitude but more emotional than I already am. If you’re also like this then relax with an emotional movie, it will help get your crying emotions out without taking them out on someone else. 

Get some extra sleep: So you can conquer your day tomorrow!

 

Stay Sunny!

A day of rest

This entire week I have felt extremely tired and not well, I don’t think I’d go as far as saying I’m sick. I just feel…yuck. 😦 I can’t tell if my body has been trying very hard to get sick because everyone else around me has been or the aftermath of me feeling stressed and some anxiety for my move in two weeks. Yesterday I decided to have a restful day to try and recover my body and mind. I will need it the next two weeks. I think days like this are important, at least once a month. You need it! Here are some things throughout the day that you might want to try on your next restful day.
One. Get out to get some fresh air and sunshine, even if it’s just for a little bit. It was a little cold but I was happy to run some errands the beginning of my day and go to a craft show where Ronnie was selling his pottery.
Two. Water is important. I am huge on adding goodies to my water, it does really great things for your body! This time I added lemon and mint which is super refreshing. When I’m trying to uplift my mood and mind I always stick with citrus flavors and candles around the home.
Three. If you haven’t figured out yet, I have a love of tea. If you are trying to relax you might want to stay away from caffeine. My first choice is always peppermint but I’m sadly out so I decided to go with my lemon and hibiscus tea.
Four. A healthy and light lunch sounded a lot better than something heavy. I went to Trader Joes and picked up some shrimp spring rolls with peanut sauce and some seaweed snacks. If you haven’t tried seaweed snacks you are missing out, they are so addicting and healthy for you! I personally love the wasabi flavor. They are also gluten free and vegan if that interests you as well.
Five.  Let your face rest too. Take off all of your makeup up and refresh your skin. I currently love these face wipes that I purchased from TJ Maxx, Beauty Concept’s Home Grown. Fresh Picked. Detoxifying Wipes. It smells like Pineapples and has Aloe and Vitamin C. They make me face feel so refreshed and lovely.
Six. Take a bath! I purchased a few bath bombs from the craft fair I went to. I have watermelon and birthday cake! The lady kindly gave me a free bath bomb as well because it broke in half, it was tangerine so I used that for my bath this time. Since it was cold outside a bath really helped to warm my body up.
Seven. Turn off social media and pull out a book. Reading is always important when you are trying to help your mind, even if it’s something small. Let go of any distractions around you, especially social media because there’s unfortunately too much negativity floating around there. You can’t let that clog up your brain, especially on days like today.  I am currently reading a small creative inspirational book Change Your Mind. 57 Ways to Unlock Your Creative Self by Rod Judkins.
Eight. Take naps! It took me a long time to feel okay with taking frequent naps because I always feel guilty that I’m sleeping and not doing something productive. Sleep is good and important, especially if you’re tired!
I hope that you all can enjoy a restful day soon!
xoxo,
The Wonder Seeker