How does your monthly cycle affect your mindset? For me, this week is typically full of self-loathing, negative self-talk, crying over little things, super high anxiety, and comparing myself to others. My period comes with major bloating, fatigue, headaches, and weight gain. I look I the mirror and hate myself, even though I KNOW this is temporary.
This morning, instead of standing in front of my full-length mirror picking apart everything I hate about my body, I instead chose to lay in bed a little longer to meditate and practice positive self-talk. I chose 3 things I love about my body, and repeated them throughout my meditation session.
I’m on day 3 of my cycle, which is usually one of the worse days (day 2 is always the worst). But instead of waking up and hating on myself, this helped me to wake up and start my day in a positive way.
I get this negative mindset shift only during my time of the month. Anyone else?? My confidence drops to an all-time low, I feel gross in everything I wear, and I just want to stay in bed. But instead of wallowing in it like I usually do, I actively chose to fight against it today; which will hopefully make a difference in how the rest of my day goes.
If you find that you have more negative thoughts during your cycle, I want you to try this. Fight them with positivity every morning. Find things you love about yourself. Give yourself pep talks in the mirror. Find time to sit and meditate on positive things. I was letting my period take me over. Don’t let it. Fight the negative thoughts and the negative self-talk. You are in control of your mindset-not your hormones.