Our bodies can be incredible resources to us. That’s if we actually pay attention! A lot of us carry on through the hustle and bustle of life, without actually tuning in and honouring what our body needs.
One of the most important times to tune into our bodies is during our period. While we are bleeding, our energy levels are at their lowest. Our body is busy using up a lot of energy, so it’s important to really listen to what it needs.
Here are 7 simple tips on how to give your body what she needs as she bleeds:
1. Schedule some rest time
While your body is busy using up all that energy in your reproductive system, take some time out from your normal strenuous workouts and activities to give your body a rest. Rest is okay!
2. Get in that “me time”
Our energy is very inward focused during this time, so look at activities you love doing on your own, like reading a book, watching TV, or doing a gentle yin yoga session.
3. Take the nap!
That dip in energy is real, so if you feel like taking a nap - just take the nap!
4. Eat nourishing foods
While it may be tempting to reach for some unhealthy options while you’re tucked up watching Netflix, switch your mindset; while your body is doing some impressive work down there, you should support it as best as you can.
5. Eat the chocolate (but make it healthy)
You know how a lot of us crave chocolate during our periods? It’s because our bodies crave magnesium, the muscle relaxant. Now I know we just harped on about nourishing your body with healthy foods, but the good news is our Choc Chic Nut Butter is high in cacao, which means it’ll get you that magnesium fix too!
6. Take a warm bath
The warmth of the water will help soothe and relax cramping muscles and unhappy minds. Add some yummy smelling essential oils, light a candle and put on some relaxing tunes for the full effect!
7. Drink tea
It’s like taking a warm bath for your insides! Drinking teas like chamomile and peppermint can help to soothe cramps and crankiness.