This New Year I’ve promised myself that first and foremost I will listen to my body.
I will embrace my menstruation fully and accept that it will get in the way, without exception. I will be transparent when I talk to people about why I can’t join in and I wont be ashamed of the pain that I suffer. I will do my best to bring conversations about menstrual health into everyday discourse and I will do what I can to help people understand the severity of some women’s experiences.
I won’t feel bad for not pushing myself to do more when I know that I can’t. I will get into good habits, like taking Evening Primrose Oil each morning and where I can, eat a diet that will ease the symptoms of my cycle. I will plan around my menstruation and I will never feel guilty about cancelling plans during my period.
This year I will listen to my body’s little warnings and I won’t try and push on through. I will be open about my monthly pain to everyone around me so that I am supported and cared for and spared the added stress of worrying about what other people will think. Em x
For more on coping with your period through mindfulness, check out London Mindful