Today is October 16, 2019. I’m sitting on my sofa as I watch the trees blow in the wind. It’s a wet and rainy morning, although all signs of rain and wet weather should be dried up by this afternoon, as today’s temperature reaches the 70’s. I’m drinking my cup of tea and I’m enjoying it with a tasty banana nut muffin. All I really want to do is get right into the bed. At least that was my initial goal for this morning.
Once I got Jiya off to school, I knew I could relax a bit. After making my tea and taking the time to sit down on the sofa, I immediately finished adding to my Instagram story. I also knew that I wanted to work on a new blog post. To tell you the truth the way I’m feeling, I really don’t want to do anything at all. In the back of my mind my inner voice is telling me to get in the bed but for some reason, I just haven’t. I have the worst headache ever.
I’ll just come out and say it, it’s that time of the month.
I’m bloated and gassy not to mention I’m having stomach cramps. I have my blanket covering me while I drink my tea. I have this chill that I just can’t shake. I really need to put on my pj’s and take some ibuprofen.
It seems like some months are worse off than others. October is the month for me; because it’s rare that I have really bad days when it comes to my menstrual cycle. Cramps always come with the package but constant headaches, chills, etc…. it’s hard to deal with.
I can honestly say that I don’t usually feel like I just want to curl up in a ball and sleep the day away. That’s exactly how I’ve been feeling these last couple of days. It also seems like I’ve been sleeping heavier as well, but it’s also been some good sleep. I don’t like feeling sluggish when I have things to do or have to go to work. I can’t wait to reach the end of my cycle. I’m sure some of you ladies can relate.
Many women experience slight variations of symptoms when it comes to your menstrual cycle. I also know that some women have it really bad every month versus every other month or once in a while. This morning I really felt like I needed a hot water bottle or heating pad just for my stomach. That’s how bad I felt. Wishing I could just lay in the bed all day long. Reality check… I know that’s not possible. My cycle alternates between being heavy one month and lite the next. That also means my pain is different. Usually, I deal with a lot of flatulence, gross I know; but I’m human.
I can’t believe that when I was a kid, I couldn’t wait to get my menses. I remember my mother telling me, no baby, you don’t want that. I remember telling her yes I do. Now that I’m grown, I know why she said that. I understand where my mother was coming from.
What was I thinking, lol? Although we hate having to deal with our menstrual cycle every month there are some benefits to having it.
1. Your menstrual cycle can warn you about your future diseases. As women, we are very observant. The menstrual blood’s, color, length, and odor can offer hints about your medical condition.
2. Your period can make you beautiful. After a few days, the estrogen level is high, which releases endorphins that make you feel happy, alert and in the mood. The rise in estrogen makes you feel more attractive and feminine. Your face will glow and look soft and smooth.
3. Your period helps you enjoy a different level of sexual experience. According to doctors sex on your period is medically ok. When a woman is menstruating her libido is much more enhanced and getting your period helps to achieve orgasms too because your genital area is tender and sensitive.
4. Your period naturally cleanses you. Detoxing has become very popular, but menstruation itself is a natural cleanser. Your cycle is your body’s own way of cleansing flushing out toxins naturally without taking something in. During your period your body eliminates excess iron which helps in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
5. Your period helps you live longer. Your period slows down the aging process. Whenever you are menstruating, your body discharges iron, one of the major reasons why your period makes you young and why most women have a longer lifespan than men.
I hope you enjoyed today’s post. and the 5 benefits I shared with you. Hopefully, you walked away learning something new from https://www.anigan.com/blogs/blog-posts/most-essential-benefits-of-your-period written by Teya Janelle. Share with me some of your tips for that time of the month. Sound off in the comments and lets chit chat.
Thanks for hanging out with me and until next time, I’ll see you around the blogs.