Are You An 8 Percenter? I’m Not Either!

Wednesday, December, 28, 2016 < Back to Blog Posts

It’s the time of year when we are encouraged to change up our lives with resolutions. Eat less! Exercise! Get Organized! And, for the most part, it feels normal to start the New Year with fresh enthusiasm. Unfortunately, a mere 8 percent of people who make resolutions actually end up keeping them. If you aren’t an 8 percenter, those other feelings come your way. Failure! Forget it! Waste of time!
If you are one of the 8 percent who makes and keep resolutions each year, time for you to stop reading right now, and get back to being a success. But if you are like the rest of us 92 percenters who bomb at resolutions, I have something for you to think about.
Glad you are still with me! This year, there’s only one benchmark for you to use as you set goals and go about trying to be the best you that you can be, especially while you journey through menopause. That benchmark is simple: be good to yourself.
Wait, that’s it?
That’s the big benchmark needed to move forward? Yes, it is, and here’s why. You have possibly spent very little time being good to yourself in the past 20 years. Oh, I’m sure you’ve been good to other people. Maybe you’ve even felt that by putting yourself way down on the to-do list, you are doing something noble. Unfortunately, not taking care of yourself in menopause simply doesn’t work. It can be the very thing that makes the road you must travel on, unbearable. Being good to yourself does not just mean indulgence. Eating healthy food that’s good for you instead of that box of chocolates that was supposed to be for your friend’s birthday is good for you. Being good to yourself means carving out time for exercise that you enjoy. It means saying “no” to doing too much for others and feeling exhausted and depleted at the end of the day. It’s very easy to remember just one big question when you find yourself at a crossroads about whether to do something or not. Simply ask yourself, am I good to myself? Perhaps you are a caregiver for an elderly relative or parent. You still have to be good to yourself. By taking the time to be good to yourself, you can do more for others in the long-run and derive some joy and peace while you give of yourself.
Have you always wanted to play an instrument or take up some artistic endeavor? Do it. Be good to yourself. Do you need a nap, but you haven’t allowed yourself the time to take it?  Take a nap! Be good to yourself. Have a talk with your inner-voice about your own treatment of you! Say good-bye to guilt and unreasonable expectations. 
Have you taken the time to explore the Remifemin®menopause relief website at You’ll find in-depth information about menopause, encouragement, answers to questions other ladies have asked our expert Dr. Minkin, and so much more. That’s a way to be good to yourself. And then, just decide to take your Remifemin as directed every day. You can count on the RemiSure® Black Cohosh in Remifemin to relieve the discomfort of hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and irritability.* It’s hormone free and works with your body to promote physical and emotional balance during menopause.* With that happening, it will be much easier to make the decision to be good to yourself in this New Year. Best wishes to you in 2017, and remember: BE GOOD TO YOURSELF! 
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.