How To Make The Worst Time Of The Month, The Best Time Of The Month

Periods are always the worst time of the month and no matter how much you prepare, you know it's coming and you know it'll be horrible. Dealing with bad symptoms every month is a struggle, so here are seven tips to help you through this tough time.

Try using a hot water bottle

The heat will help with cramps and they are super easy to use.

Make sure you have plenty of products

Be sure to stock up on the tampons and pads you need to get you through your period so you don’t have to make an emergency trip to the store.

Use a subscription box

By using a subscription box you won’t run out of products since they'll be delivered every month. This is just one less thing to worry about during your period. Some monthly boxes just send feminine hygiene products, such as Aunt Flow, LOLA, and Cora. However, boxes such as The PMS Package, Period Club, and The Period Store, will send fun products like snacks and self-care items to help get you through this tough time.

Try using a menstrual cup if you are looking for an environmentally friendly option

This is also helpful if you don’t have time during the day to change your pad or tampon because it can last for up to 12 hours. You also don’t have to worry about carrying products with you or worrying if you have enough. 

Limit comfort foods

Everyone wants to eat their favorite comfort foods when they are dealing with their period. However, it can also be an unhealthy habit. Limiting what you eat when you are craving food on your period can help you feel better. Instead of eating a big chocolate bar, limit yourself to a smaller one. You will satisfy your craving and not feel bad about what you ate later.

Exercise and Yoga

Exercise can help with period cramps and there are even different workouts that are designed specifically to help cramps. There are different yoga poses that also relieve cramps and can be a great way to exercise while you are feeling down.

Communicate with your friends and partner about what you are experiencing

Let your friends know if you are experiencing a lot of pain and need to cancel plans. They can help you if they understand what you are dealing with. It is ok to cancel plans if you are not feeling well and communicate with them so there is no pressure on you.

These seven ideas should help relieve the stress and pain that comes along with your period. Just remember that you can get through this!