Five Ways to Keep Menopause in Check During Isolation
Menopause symptoms are strong and stubborn, and they don’t stop during a crisis, like the coronavirus pandemic. In fact, social distancing may make some common symptoms worse. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to make staying at home a bit easier while experiencing menopause.
Stick to a Routine
If you’re working from home, create a daily schedule and stick to it as much as possible. Designate time for work, breaks, physical activity, and even downtime if you need to. This will help ease anxiety brought on by mood swings and curb any forgetfulness from a new daily normal.
Stock Up on Healthy Snacks
Hunkering down at home and can lead to boredom… which can lead to mindless snacking. In order to avoid any extra weight gain, try to stock up (or even meal prep!) on healthy snacks for when you start to feel that craving.
Establish a Private Space
If you share your home with another person, it may be a good idea to establish a private area of your home or designate specific times to be alone. You can use this time to read, meditate, or anything else that helps you relax and regroup.
Go on a Walks
Taking care of your body is essential to your overall physical and mental health. Keep active, even if it just means taking a stroll around the block. This kind of activity can help ease menopause symptoms like disrupted sleep, anxiety, and weight gain.
Lean on Your Support Systems
Just because you’re practicing social distancing, doesn’t mean you can’t be social! Plan video chats, phone calls, and text messages with your loved ones if you’re feeling stressed or alone. For more support as you go through your menopause journey, and to chat with other women, join our Facebook community.
Taking care of yourself is especially important right now. Don’t be afraid to speak up with your needs and hit the pause button when you’re feeling overwhelmed.
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