Stress Can Make You a Mess!

Tuesday, January, 27, 2015 < Back to Blog Posts

Being in menopause is not easy. I’ve said that many times before, and you can relate. That’s why it’s so important that if there is something we can do to help, we need to do it.
I take Remifemin® menopause relief.* When it comes to hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings and occasional sleeplessness, it’s been my answer.* It’s a unique herbal extract that is estrogen free. It’s been used by women around the world for nearly sixty years – something that I feel good about. So it’s my two Remifemin, once in the morning and once in the evening, every day.
But I also know that I have to handle stress in my life…stress can affect my menopause. This is the most important time to “be good to myself” as I like to say. Here are five lifestyle tips that I have found helpful to deal with stress –even if I can’t change my circumstances.
  1. Music! Whether I’m just listening or singing at the top of my lungs, music can be a real stress reliever. I would never dance in front of someone, but there’s no reason I can’t “cut a rug” and have some fun dancing to music when I’m by myself. I find it uplifting and not a bad way to get some exercising in too!
  2. Chew some gum! Research shows that chewing gum reduces stress and anxiety. It’s such a simple thing, but do some googling and you’ll see – chewing gum has been proven to improve mental performance and make you feel more positive!
  3. Breathe! I find that I get so busy; I don’t really take the time to take some very deep breaths, to feel the air go all the way down deep into my lungs.  Right now, stop what you’re doing and take some really deep cleansing breaths. Now – was that calming? It works…stop and breathe!
  4. Go for a Walk! You don’t have to make it an “exercise walk”, just go at a pace that makes you feel comfortable. Notice the sky and the clouds. See the trees or your neighbor’s new roof. Be observant and thoughtful. Move and reflect.
  5. Watch something funny! Go to a funny movie, or watch a sitcom. When you are laughing, you aren’t stressing. Watch some of the goofy videos on Facebook. Make a point to laugh a lot. It matters!
Stress just isn’t good for any of us, and it doesn’t help us to deal with menopause. So take your Remifemin and follow these five tips. None of us need stress!

Michele is a real person who is experiencing menopause just like you. If you have a menopause-related question, a story to share, or you just need to vent, go to our Remifemin Facebook page.