Menopausal symptoms can be extremely irritating to deal with, but how do you deal with the actual irritability?
With hot flashes, moods swings, weight gain, and all other sorts of irritating symptoms, it can get rather difficult to manage your irritation levels.
Luckily we have 6 easy tips to help you cope with menopausal irritability…
- Sleep is ALWAYS a Priority.
Not getting enough sleep is probably the biggest cause of irritability, and it can leave you feeling grumpy all day long. It is not only getting enough sleep, but good quality sleep. Make your bedroom a zone of sleep, and sleep only. Don’t have a laptop or TV in the room to distract you, and put your phone on the opposite side of the room.
You should be getting about 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night.
- Make Time for Exercise
Getting in a hard exercise session is a great way to blow off some steam and lower your irritation levels. It also helps minimize mood swings and helps make them less severe when they do happen. Exercise makes the body release endorphins, which are the feel-good hormones of the body.
- Eat Clean and Eat Green
Healthy eating doesn’t mean going on a crash diet where you only eat lettuce or soup, and it doesn’t mean just eating everything with the words “fat-free” on them.
Eating healthy means eating a balanced diet, getting your meal and snack times on some form of a schedule to avoid becoming hungry and overeating, and not overdoing it on the unhealthy stuff. It is as simple as that.
- No, really!
As much of a career woman/sports mom/devoted wife as you may be, everyone needs a break. Women notoriously devote more time to their families and work than they do to themselves, and this can be especially problematic during menopause.
In addition to going to the gym, try to carve out some time for yourself each day, even if it’s only 15 or 20 minutes. Those few moments spent journaling, reading a book or meditating will be the best investment you can make in your own sanity.
- Avoid Triggers
When you know that you are at that stage of your life where irritability might become a problem, stay as far away from known or possible triggers as possible. Things like caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol can often worsen irritability.
- Boost Hormones to rule out Irritability
As you get older, estrogen levels decline and irritability is one of the symptoms. Boost your estrogen levels the natural way with the Manna Menopause Support supplement.