How To Feel Powerful Even During Your Period

Period Problems

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could wake up every day feeling ready to take on the world? 

Unfortunately, for many of us, that isn’t the case, especially when we’re on our period. Am I right? 

Tips for Feeling Powerful

If cramps, blood, and a bad mood have ya feelin' down here are some actionable tips to help you ignite your inner powerhouse so you can slay your day

 

Motivational Tunes

Turn up the music or dance to the beat.

If you don't have a playlist that helps you break free from the blues we suggest making one ASAP. You never know when you might need it.

Sometimes just playing a couple of high energy songs on repeat can help turn your entire day around within minutes. Build your period power playlist now!

Power Pose

Have you ever heard of a power pose? Striking a position that feels powerful for 2 minutes can have a dramatic impact. Especially in situations like a job interview.

For example, you can put your hands on your hips like a superhero or your feet up on a desk like a powerful business person. This Ted Talk by Social Psychologist Amy Cuddy explains exactly what I mean.

Power Mantra

If you're feeling down, overwhelmed, or just plain tired while on your period reciting a simple mantra can help you shift your mindset, allowing you to take care of business.

A mantra can be as simple as a single sound or as complex as an entire phrase. The trick is that you continue to repeat the positive affirmations as your confidence builds.

Consider saying, "I am happy, healthy, & strong," but feel free to use whatever phrase floats your boat.

Diaphragmatic Breathing

If you're dealing with racing thoughts or anxiety on your period give diaphragmatic breathing a shot.

Lay down flat on the ground with your hand on your belly. Breath in and out while you practice filling your belly with air instead of your chest. Repeat for 2 or more minutes.

Diaphragmatic breathing is known for having a calming effect on the body. Ultimately, feeling calm and level headed will have a powerful impact on your day. 

Practice Gratitude

You might think gratitude is just a silly buzz word these days. But maybe everyone’s talking about it because it actually works. If you're feeling out of sorts, one of the best ways to feel better is to think grateful thoughts.

Basically, all you have to do is brainstorm a list of things you are thankful for in your life. These can even be things you wish would happen that haven't happened yet. 

If you don't have a pen and paper handy, no problem! You can whisper these sentiments to yourself, shout them while looking into your beautiful reflection, or type them out in your handy dandy phone!

Period Power

Ultimately, if your period is making you feel less than powerful and you need to get 'in the zone' it's time to switch gears.

You know yourself better than anyone else so pick a quick and easy tool from the list above because these strategies are sure to boost your mood if you're in a rut.

Let's do this! Strike a power pose and show us your period power over on Instagram. We would love to see you in action! Don’t forget to tag us!