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5 Self-care Tips for Menopause

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Many women don’t look after themselves because they feel like they are too busy and have too much to do. However, self-care isn’t about time; it is about caring for yourself. Self-care isn’t a luxury but a necessity. 

Here are the best tips that will help you look after yourself while you are in menopause. 

Focus On Getting the Basics Right 

foods for bones

You will want to go back to the basics and start to eat well. Be more mindful about the food that you are consuming every day, as your food intake works as a fuel to your body. Make sure you are eating well and consuming your fruits, veggies, carbs, and proteins. More importantly, you will want to stay hydrated and drink water. 

Speaking of the basics, you will want to exercise every day and take that little bit of time from your everyday life for self-care.

Opt for Supplements & Therapies

Nutritional Supplements

When it comes to controlling the symptoms of menopause, you will want to look up alternative therapies and supplements as well. You might want to talk to your healthcare practitioner herbalists and nutritional therapists to share their professional advice on how to care for yourself during menopause. 

Make sure to talk to your doctor and take menopause support supplements to reduce the symptoms of mood swings, hot flashes, brain fog, etc. For a lot of women, supplements can be really helpful to control night sweats and hot flashes. 

You can opt for herbal teas to help with sleep, and you will want to take your vitamins, including magnesium, for just about everything related to menopause. Regarding the therapies, you might want to try acupuncture, which can help at the beginning of menopause. 

You get the point – herbalists, nutritional therapists, and homeopaths are all practitioners who can help support you through menopause. You will also want to look at therapies and physical exercises, such as meditation, yoga, and Pilates for the pelvic floor. 

You can take CBT to reduce anxiety. You could also opt for lighter yet effective things, such as Spa or a body massage. Aromatherapy is also quite useful and can make you feel relaxed and rejuvenated. 

Get Out in Nature

The Positive Effects Of Nature On Your Well-Being

Trust us when we tell you that getting out in nature is nothing less than having a savior by your side. Have a little bit of company while you are out in nature for a quick stroll in the nearest park. Also, if you love gardening, you can leverage that as your downtime while feeling physically and mentally relaxed

If you are familiar with Japanese culture, you might know about the term “forest bathing,” which is about getting into nature for your physical and mental health. Getting yourself out in nature can help you with combatting stress and anxiety. 

By surrounding yourself with nature, you can also reduce blood pressure and boost your emotional health. 

Disconnect with the Digital Devices

As you get older, you need to rest more to allow your body to repair itself. That said, you will want to make it a point to turn off your tech gadgets before going to bed. You should know that blue light can interfere with the quality and quantity of your sleep, which is why you shouldn’t be looking at any screen at least one hour before bedtime.

More importantly, you will want to avoid having televisions in your bedroom. Also, you will want to focus on getting social media detox because social media can cause us to get overly wrapped up in what people are doing and what they are thinking of us.

If you look at it – social media can add to mental stress and even depression because it can cause us to get obsessed with what other people think about us and whether or not they like our posts. So, you will want to set one day a week where you unplug social media and spend quality time alone or with your loved ones. 

Listen to Good Music 

Music therapy

Listening to music can be immensely therapeutic. In fact, the right music can help you calm your mind and body. You might want to try listening to some meditation music before bedtime – especially when you struggle with falling asleep. The guided meditation will help you drift to sleep quicker, and you will be able to enjoy quality sleep and wake up refreshed the next morning.

On the other hand, if you need a little bit of energy, you will want to put up some upbeat music. Soon, you will get into a better mindset, and you feel energetic enough to perform the daily chores and also to look after yourself because self-care also requires some effort. 

Don’t be shy to have a little dance every day – even if it is for about twenty minutes. The little movement will work wonders for absolutely everything, and you will feel happier and more energetic. 

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