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Getting your period is not the end of the world, unless you’re trying to have a baby, but it’s a great reminder for most of the women of having a healthy body and that is exactly how it should be. Having your period is a painful process, pre and post and it comes with a lot of unnecessary drama and emotional upheaval. So, to make you feel less distraught about it, here are 5 things that you should avoid doing when it’s that time of the month. Know why? Because these 5 things will make those few days easy to go by.

DON’T SAY NO TO HAVING FUN

Relax it’s just your monthly cycle and you aren’t new to this feeling, so when you’re down in the funk, or curled up in bed and feeling miserable because you’re hormones are telling you to, that’s when you should get up and have some fun. Go to the gym, work out light, meet your friends, and go about the same routine, but don’t be too hard on your self when life already is.

DITCH THE CAFFEINE FOR A WHILE

It causes dehydration and toys with your sleep pattern, and worse, it messes with your period cramps. Dehydration dries you out and makes you feel, and prone to pain.

SAY NO TO BEAUTY THAT CAUSES PAIN

Simply put, estrogen is a female hormone that’s important for any woman’s reproductive development, so during that time of the month, your body’s running on low estrogen level, which in return, heightens pain. SO, avoid beauty sessions that would cause you any kind of pain, like a wax, or a laser appointment etc, – painful cramps are enough to deal with so why put yourself through an other ordeal?

ANYTHING WHITE

We’ve heard it so many times, but some of us don’t ever listen and I say this because accidents are prone to happen if you are having your periods and you decide to wear white pants, or a trouser, white underwear even, so just avoid wearing the colour white. It’s only for a few days.

LIMIT SITUATIONS THAT’LL MAKE YOU FEEL EVERYTHING ALL AT ONCE

It’s so true because a lot of us going through waves of all kinds of emotions before and after the monthly cycle, God knows I do and even though we ignore it, but PMS is a thing. From feeling overwhelmed to being underwhelmed, teary eyed to angry or sad the next, limiting TV shows, situations, moments etc that will trigger your mood and give everybody else the whiplashes. Just lay low, do your thing and you’re going to be just fine.

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Written by Faryal Syed
Asst Editor. Blogger. Enthusiast