The way society is set up today isn’t particularly friendly for everyone’s physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. There are some situations where it is a particularly poor fit for women. You have been told that you need to commit to the grind, balancing full-time work, family, a social life, pets, appointments, shopping, paying bills, maintain a home, run a side hustle, and maybe even more. The list can be endless.

Looking at that list makes the idea of resting almost impossible. You can feel like you have so much on that there is no possible way you could have time to rest. And in this post below prepared by the best naturopaths, let us learn three (3) ways how to properly rest during your period days.

Taking The Time

The first way is taking the time to rest when you start your period – even if it’s just the first few days – can change the entirety of the month to come.

You may have even noticed for yourself that when you are on those first few days of your period, the only thing you want to do is rest. You might not do it, because life is too full for that, but you want to.

Tune into your body – that quiet voice telling you to rest knows what it’s talking about.

Nourishing Your Inner Winter

During this time of year, it is easier to connect to your period being your inner winter. In the season of winter, you retreat inside, resting and eating nourishing foods. Often it is a quieter, slower time than summer.

When you take the time to do this during your period, you allow yourself the time to recover. Shedding the worries from the previous cycle and strengthening yourself for the cycle to come. Tune into your body and take the time to rest. You can start small, even a 10-minute rest can make a difference.

Resting During Your Period

It can be challenging to know what to do to help rest your body, especially if you don’t often give yourself a break. A good way to start giving yourself that break is to start a new habit.

Here are a few that are full of slow, restful energy that will help you get started:

  • Meditation or yoga.
  • Lying in front of a fire, or outside in the sun.
  • Disconnect yourself from the world by turning off your phone.
  • Work on something quiet outdoors – try gentle gardening or sitting and reconnecting with nature. Try joining our amazing women’s sacred circles.
  • Organise some alone time, just for you.
  • Lie down or have a nap if you want to.

Hope you’ve learned from these tips given above. Check out other posts about women’s health issues here.
And if you want to have a chat with the best naturopaths for an in-depth conversation, you may easily book an appointment here.

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