If you’re a woman, you know how difficult “that time of the month” can be. The onslaught of cramps, mood swings, cravings, and fatigue can be a real pain in the butt to deal with for the 5-7 day period (pun only slightly intended, haha). It just so happens that as I’m writing this, I’m dealing with my own period struggles, so I thought I’d write up a post sharing some of the things I like to do to make my monthly a bit easier.
Proper personal care is super important, and is something that can make a big difference in how easy your monthly period issues are. I recently made the switch from standard tampons to a menstrual cup, and I have to say I’m quick pleased with the results. The DivaCup is something I had been wanting to try for an awfully long time, but of course was a little nervous to try out. After doing some research and educating myself on how to properly use one, I gave it a try after picking up the Model 1 at my local Target and the positives have far outweighed any negatives I was concerned about. It’s been comfortable to use whether I’m working out or just chilling at home, and I haven’t had any issues with leaking which was one of my biggest concerns.
The DivaCup is a reusable, bell-shaped silicone menstrual cup that is suitable for girls and women of all ages. It offers 12 hours of leak-free protection, and only needs to be switched out every 10-12 hours. The DivaCup is clean, comfortable and convenient, providing a better period care option than tampons and pads. They offer two different sizes, so you’re able to find a cup that fits your specific body type. It’s made from 100 percent healthcare grade silicone to assure comfort and durability, plus it’s reusable so you don’t run into the problem of running out and having to go to the store to get more like you do with tampons or pads.
To use the DivaCup, all you have to do is boil it in an open pot of water for 5-10 minutes prior to first use. Then, after each use, simply wash the DivaCup with warm water and either the DivaWash or a mild, unscented, oil and fragrance free soap. As always, make sure to fully read the DivaCup User Guide before use.
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Taking It Easy
When my period starts up, the best thing I can do for myself is to take things slow and easy. For the next week while my hormones are raging, I like to clear my schedule as best as I can so I can spend time relaxing and resting up instead of being stressed out with a huge to-do list, which is only going to make my PMS worse. Things like taking a quick nap or relaxing in a hot bath always help not only the physical stresses of my period but also my mental health during this time.
Focusing On The Body
One of the quickest ways to make “that time of the month” easier is by focusing on the source of the issues – the body. Each month when my period starts up, I make sure to focus on taking the utmost care of my body. Things like working out to relieve cramps, drinking lots of water and avoiding caffeine, and getting plenty of rest are all things I do to take care of my body so that cramps are less intense and my body doesn’t have such a rough time.
What do you do to make “that time of the month” easier?