Mindset is probably more than half the battle when working to recover your period. Changing your attitude to what you eat, your exercise, and your body takes daily effort, and support from others is huge in sticking with your changes.
Particularly if you’re used to getting up and exercising first thing in the morning, when you decide you’re not going to do that anymore it’s really hard to fill that time with another activity without pining for your workout.
A fellow HA recovery warrior shared a post from tinybuddha.com in support those who have recently decided to go “all in”; cutting out all exercise in hopes that will be the last push needed to recover periods.
The article is well worth a read. But as a highlight, when you wake up in the morning instead of thinking about topics that make you feel stressed or anxious (like choosing not to exercise or running through a totally packed itinerary for the day) rather choose a positive question or two to mull over. Some ideas:
- What do I have to look forward to today?
- What’s absolutely perfect about my life?
- How can I make today absolutely awesome?
- What’s the best thing that could happen today?
“You get peace of mind not by thinking about it or imagining it, but by quietening and relaxing the restless mind.” ~Remez Sasson
This goes along with our suggestion in the No Period. Now What? book of placing affirmations – positive statements that help ground you and reframe negative thoughts – around your house.
What other ideas do you have for ways to keep reinforcing a positive attitude through the challenge of recovery? (and after too!) What’s been most helpful for you on your journey?