If you’re a woman, you know how dreaded “the visit from Aunt Flo” can be. The invasion of cramps, mood swings, cravings, and fatigue can be a real pain in the, well, you know. That’s why preventative measures need to be taken. We are all looking for ways to make our periods more bearable, so here are three ideas that I have for you!


Proper personal care is essential, and it is something that can make a big difference in how comfortable your monthly period issues are. Use whatever is comfortable for you — pads, tampons, cups, etc. and make sure to keep everything clean and fresh by changing products regularly.

Another life hack I have learned is when you know your period is about to arrive, start taking over-the-counter pain medicine or prescribed medication at least a couple hours before your scheduled arrival. It should help ease the cramp pain before it really hits.


When my period starts up, I tell myself to take things nice and smooth. For a week, while my hormones are in a rage, I like to lighten the load, so to speak. I try to make my schedule as free as I can so I can spend that time relaxing and resting up. Things like taking a quick nap with a heating pad or relaxing in a hot bath always help not only the physical stresses of my period but also my mental health.


One of the fastest ways to make “that time of the month” more comfortable is by focusing on the source of the concern — our body. Each month when my period starts up, I make sure to focus on taking the utmost care of my body. Things like doing a light workout (light stretching, yoga or pilates) to relieve cramps, drinking lots of water and avoiding caffeine, drinking medicinal teas high in anti-inflammatory properties (like raspberry and turmeric) and getting plenty of zzz's are all things I do so that my cramps are less exaggerated and my body doesn’t have such a rough time.

So, what do you do to make that time of the month easier?

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