I didn’t write this article. I decided to utilise Grammarly’s free AI Writing tool, to write this for me, because I think I’m going through perimenopause and I feel so knackered most of the time after doing a full day’s work that I couldn’t fathom the cognitive abilities required to sit down and type a load of words. These days, quite frankly I am struggling to remember my name let alone much else. So there you have it, a middle-aged woman embracing technology to say some stuff about a phase of life that is quite frustrating for those experiencing it, either directly or indirectly. Mr Bunny, if you happen to read this, please note, that I did write the catchy little subheadings below 😉
As women reach the perimenopausal age, it is common for them to experience hormonal changes that can affect their mood, energy levels, and overall well-being. This stage of life, which typically occurs in the late 40s to early 50s, can bring about various challenges. However, with the right strategies and supplements, it is possible to navigate through this transitional period with ease. In this article, we will discuss some valuable advice to help perimenopausal women manage their moods, combat fatigue, and feel more energized.
I love you, but gawd you are so annoying, right now!
Mood swings are a common symptom experienced during perimenopause. To manage these fluctuations, it is important to prioritise self-care. Engaging in activities that promote relaxation, such as yoga, meditation, or deep breathing exercises, can have a positive impact on your mood. Additionally, staying socially active and maintaining healthy relationships can provide emotional support during this time.
Supplements can also play a significant role in managing mood swings. Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish oil supplements, have been shown to improve mood and reduce symptoms of depression. Another beneficial supplement is St. John’s Wort, a natural herb that may help alleviate mild to moderate depressive symptoms.
Just let me sleep a bit longer…
Fatigue is another common complaint among perimenopausal women. The changes in hormonal levels can disrupt sleep patterns, leaving you feeling tired and drained. To combat fatigue, it is crucial to prioritise a good night’s sleep. Establishing a consistent sleep routine, creating a comfortable sleep environment, and practicing relaxation techniques before bed can improve the quality of your sleep.
Regular exercise helps combat fatigue and boost energy levels. Engaging in activities such as walking, swimming, or cycling will increase blood flow, release endorphins, and enhance overall energy levels. Finding an exercise routine that suits your preferences and capabilities, will ensure you enjoy the physical activity rather than seeing it as a chore.
In addition to lifestyle changes, certain supplements can provide a natural boost of energy. Vitamin B12 is known for its ability to support energy production and reduce feelings of tiredness. Iron supplements can also be beneficial, especially for women with low iron levels, as iron deficiency can contribute to fatigue.
Perimenopause is a stage of life that brings about various changes, including mood swings, fatigue, and decreased energy levels. However, by incorporating self-care practices, engaging in regular exercise, and considering suitable supplements, perimenopausal women can effectively manage their moods, combat fatigue, and feel more energized. Each woman’s experience is unique. Consulting with a healthcare professional is crucial to determine the most appropriate strategies and supplements for your specific needs. Embracing this transitional period with a positive mindset and the right support can lead to a smoother journey through perimenopause.
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