Daily Rituals for Menopausal Balance
As I started going through menopause, I realized that the health concerns I may have overlooked my entire life needed to be addressed
I had sacrificed my health in pursuit of my career and success for so long and I didn’t have any supportive rituals in place
Simple symptoms such as……
- Weight gain
- Gas & Bloating
were no longer easy to control, manage or ignore when menopause gave me the
added bonus of ……
- Mood swings
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Brain Fog
Since then, I have created Rituals that allow me to look and feel my best, be uber productive and achieve my version of optimal health.
Sure, I ate healthy and exercised on a daily basis BUT in spite of my efforts, I still felt fat, sick and tired all of the time.
My body needed more.
Healthy is a way of living …..not just eating.
You can eat “all the healthy things” but at the end of the day if you’re still living your life like a maniac and stimulating the stress response, you’re going to fall short when it comes to your weight and health goals.
In order to balance my hormones, lose weight, get my energy back, reverse my hypothyroidism and restore my gut health>>>>
I had to take a look at how I was living that contributed to what I was experiencing.
The way I was navigating life wasn’t in alignment with my health and weight goals and menopause made that super unforgiving….it was the reality check!
I used to:
Wake up with urgency and stressing about the day – stress response triggered
Workout super hard to work off what I ate or drank – deplete the body even more
Immediately grab a coffee and sit down to tackle my email – stimulate stress more
Grab breakfast on the road – stress the digestive system
Work late and rush home to eat dinner – more digestive stress
And I see so many of my clients, and people in general, doing the same thing –
eating healthy and exercising daily
but moving through life at warp speed behaving in a way that doesn’t really support their health.
It causes ….
Diminished ability to digest food properly and absorb nutrients
Erodes your intestinal health
Dysregulates your stress hormone cortisol
So I created rituals to slow down and create calm for my body ….leading me to achieve the better health I was craving.
Here’s a glimpse of what my morning ritual looks like now to support my ideal health and weight…
5:30am wake up and cuddle with my 2 cats
Take morning supplements
Prep food for my day
Do 20 minute meditation then exercise for 30 minutes
Start work around 9 or 9:30am
Moral of the story…..In life and more importantly during menopause
“You have to learn how to navigate life differently”
Because the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result.
So if you’re “doing all the right things” but not getting the results you want, then it’s time to take a look at how you are living and how that might be getting in the way of reaching your goals.
I didn’t do it all at once!
Over time I made small shifts to transform my stress-stimulating habits to more supportive and stress-relieving rituals.
I stopped checking email first thing in the morning.
I switched from coffee to tea.
I created a meditation practice before bed and I loved how it made me feel so much that over time I added it to my morning routine as well.
Here are 10 easy rituals I do that you can too in order to support your menopausal health:
- Wake up without urgency – let your body wake up leisurely
- Drink 30 oz of water before 10am and drink another 30 oz by 2pm
- Gargle 3-5 x a week to boost digestion and brain health
- Swap coffee for Tea or Dandy Blend ( tastes just like coffee but made with dandelion greens)
- Do 5 minutes or more of deep breathing or meditation at least 1 x day
- Exercise in the morning to balance your circadian (aka hormone) rhythm
- Relax…Inhale for 5 seconds, hold for 5 and exhale for 7 – repeat 10 x before each meal
- Set your phone’s automatic Do Not Disturb feature from 9pm – 6am
- Take a walk after dinner to decompress and connect with your family
- Boost your efforts with a castor oil pack overnight or 45-min. at least 3-5 x per week
Adding rituals like these will help you to feel and look your best so you can create your Sexy Menopause life!
Book your Free Discovery call here – I would love to support you on your menopausal health journey
Let me know which new rituals you’re going to try!