Many women feel like the last biggest milestone in their lives is menopause. Most of them dread it, others take it as an excuse for being horrible. Let’s not be those kinds of people. Menopause is a natural part of a woman’s life that we must be able to deal with like a boss. In other words, deal with it gracefully and with finesse.
Here’s something you probably heard of over and over again about menopause: Life does not stop because of it and neither should you. Here are a few things you can do to overcome the pangs of menopause like the amazing woman that you are!
Acknowledge what’s going on
The first step in overcoming all the negative emotions that will go your way after knowing you’re now in menopause is to accept it. It sounds so easy but I must admit, it will be incredibly challenging. However, accepting your situation will help you cope with it faster than denying it altogether. Denial won’t change the fact that you’re now experiencing menopause so it won’t do you any good to do so.
Learn about the changes in your body
Once you’ve accepted that you are now menopausal, what you need to do next is to understand what it means to be in this stage in life. Most women only know that menopause is a period in their lives that they no longer ovulate or in other words, menstruate. But there’s more to menopause than just that.
The National Institute of Aging notes that there’s actually a 5 to 7 year transition period in relation to menopause where a woman can feel most of the symptoms of undergoing that hormonal change. This happens 1 year from the last period but it depends on underlying conditions that some women have.
Common symptoms of menopause include hot flashes, bladder issues, mood changes, and even difficulty in sleeping.
To combat those symptoms during the long period of transition, a menopausal woman should try to get as much exercise as possible to get into shape. It’s not the time to skulk around and be mopey (but of course that is forgivable and understandable). After recovering from the initial shock and possibly sadness, you should then set your sights to doing some regular exercise to keep the symptoms at bay.
However, as you age, there will definitely be limits to physical activity so choose what you do wisely and don’t go overboard unnecessarily. Staying active doesn’t mean you need to get ripped. It just means you need to be active enough to do most of your everyday tasks with ease.
Aside from keeping a fitness routine, this is also the time for you to watch what you eat. Resist the urge to snack on all the cookies and ice cream you can find. Instead, look for better alternatives like fruits and vegetables and powerful green juices that can give you a boost in energy and vitality you definitely need.
Don’t forget about your ‘other’ needs
While it is true that a woman’s sexual desire wanes when she’s already menopausal, but that doesn’t mean you cannot have a healthy sex life when you’re transitioning. If you still feel the need to do so, there’s nothing stopping you from making love with your partner whenever you please. There is no strict rule when it comes to menopause. And if you’re still feeling hot, then you absolutely need to do something about it, am I right?
Menopause is a normal part of a woman’s life. It is not a disease or a condition that we must dread, but a natural course of aging that we should accept. It simply means that there are things you can no longer do, but that’s just in terms of pregnancy and menstruation. That doesn’t mean you can no longer live an awesome life. After all, there’s more to life than being a mother or a wife. First and foremost, you are a woman and remind me again who runs the world? I guess you already know the answer to that.