I write a lot about periods. Some say I share a few too many details about my period. Like last month, when I shared a story of how I bled through a few pairs of pants, yet still keep a positive attitude about my period.
I've bled through underwear, multiple pairs of pants, onto my bedding, through my bedding and into the mattress, on chairs, but I still love my period.
I'm a bit of a freak, I know
But you’ll be happy to know that I at least didn’t bleed onto my bed this past month.
However, I think I did still make my way through three pair of pants (at different times throughout the day), and one high top chair (thankfully the chair was black wood, and easily wiped off).
But do you know what I did accomplish this past cycle? I did a great job of listening to my body, that's what.
I stopped allowing myself regular naps after I graduated from college, but I always find myself really craving a nap here or there during my period.
And this past period I let myself take at least one nap. I mean, it was only 15 minutes, but that was a big thing for me.
Something about stopping what I’m doing in the middle of the day to allow myself to lay down makes me feel guilty.
Over the past few years, as I’ve learned about my body I’ve learned you HAVE to let yourself slow down during your period. It makes it SO MUCH BETTER. When you listen and just do what your body is telling you through each phase period life is so much easier, and much more pleasant.
This combined with getting off the pill, changing my diet and switching to reusable menstrual products has not only changed my actual period, but has changed how I feel about it.
I highly recommend trying this out.
And then when you do bleed through your favorite pair of jeans or onto your white sheets, you aren’t angry and hateful towards your period. You’re forgiving and understanding.
What are you tricks when it comes to getting along with your period?