Mood swings aren’t pleasant, but they don’t have to ruin your life. In fact, there are a lot of things you can do about mood swings to live a more balanced and peaceful life. Whether you suffer from menopause, premenstrual syndrome or other hormone-related issues, consider the tips below to help you get through them easier.
Don’t Fight It
There are times you can feel a change coming on. Sometimes, it hits you out of the blue. In either case, don’t try to make yourself “be nice” or act in a way that is opposite to how you’re feeling. It’s not that you “have to” be angry or react in the way you feel. You don’t want to ignore how you feel, but you don’t want to be subject to it either. Understand how you feel, understand that it’s not merely out of choice, and choose a different direction to go with it. If you’re really upset, find time to be alone to take a breather. Give yourself a little pep talk. Let yourself know that what you’re going through is temporary and everything will be okay.
Be Kind to Yourself
People are usually the harshest with themselves. It’s useless to beat yourself up over something you wouldn’t otherwise do if your hormones weren’t going all haywire. It’s not fair to ever beat yourself up. It’s time to cut yourself some slack. You’re not rewarding yourself for bad behavior. This is about realizing that you’re going through something difficult and need to be extra kind to yourself. Buy yourself a nice herbal tea, slip into comfy pajamas, take a nap, read of book, or do something else that is relaxing.
Attend to Your Diet
Follow a diet that’s high in legumes because they are rich in phytoestrogens. Vitamins and minerals can help to balance your health and make you feel better. Maltodextrin may be beneficial for you. It can help aid in anaerobic exercise and helps in providing energy, but it is not recommended for diabetics or those who otherwise have insulin intolerance. Chamomile tea can help with mood swings. It also helps with anxiety, insomnia, stress, bloating and other physical and emotional maladies. Focus on eating regularly throughout the day. If you have a craving, don’t completely deny it, but you don’t have to overindulge it either. Cravings are a signal that your body needs something.
Sleep and Relaxation
You can’t always prevent mood swings, but you can help them to be less severe. It’s important that your body be and feel rested. This will help to keep you calm, create clear thinking and help you to feel at your best when mood swings strike. It’s important to take time to relax. If you can’t take a nap, laying still for a little while can help you to rest and feel relaxed. Meditation, deep breathing and yoga are fine examples of relaxation techniques that can help you to feel calm and balanced.
Exercise can help to balance out your hormones. Exercise produces feel-good hormones that help relieve pain, give you a boost in happiness, help you to feel hopeful, fight depression, naturally relieve pain, reduce inflammation and a host of other benefits. Going for a walk for 30 minutes a day can have a profound effect on your mood and health. Water aerobics are fun, help you to move around and is easy on your bones and joints.
You can visit a doctor to get hormone therapy if you are interested in this option. It isn’t just hormones that are affected during menopause, after a hysterectomy and at other times. Estrogen replacement therapy can be beneficial in reducing facial hair and other side effects associated with the decrease in production of estrogen in the body.
Mood swings aren’t always pleasant, but they’re a signal that something is out of alignment. Take extra steps to take care of yourself during these times.