The Menopause Isn’t So Bad After All: 10 Reasons To Embrace It
Rather than seeing it as something to dread, it’s important to look at it through a more positive lens and to appreciate it as a phase of life.
Menopause is often spoken about in hushed tones and many women dread the thought of going through it. But what if we told you that menopause isn’t so bad after all? In fact, there are many silver linings to this phase of a woman’s life.
Here are 10 reasons to embrace menopause:
1. You will no longer have to deal with PMS
2. Period pain is a thing of the past.
3. Pregnancy? Don’t worry about that!
4. You will no longer have to worry about your contraception
5. You will have more time for yourself
6. You can start looking ahead to retirement
7. You can focus on your health, self care.
8. You can focus on your relationships
9. With age comes greater freedom to do things you haven’t always had time or resources to do, like traveling.
10. You can join the ‘menopause club’ and meet other women going through the same thing!
Menopause is a natural part of life, and it can actually bring some positive aspects as well, rather than seeing it as something to dread, it’s important to look at it through a more positive lens and to appreciate it as a phase of life. For starters, some women rejoice in not having to deal with the unpleasant symptoms associated with premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Others may be relieved that they no longer have to worry about getting pregnant, or struggle with choosing the right contraception.
Menopause also allows women to focus on their health or start planning for their retirement, as the need to focus on their reproductive system and contraception are no longer worries. Moreover, menopause can be seen as a time to reclaim their time, as they no longer need to worry about their menstrual cycle. Instead, they now have more free time to explore dreams, goals and to just enjoy simply being alive.
Another positive way to look at the menopause is to see it as a time of acceptance. Women need to accept that they’re going through this natural process and understand that it’s ok to feel the way they do. Through acceptance, they can allow themselves the grace and peace to go through the menopause with more ease along with all the good things it can bring. Embracing Menopause Can Lead to Improved Health and Well-Being: Menopause doesn’t have to mean the end of everything. In fact, embracing it can lead to improved physical and mental health.
Some women may find that going through the menopause gives them a chance to reflect on their life and look at the bigger picture. This can help give an increased sense of peace and calm. Embracing menopause can also help to reduce feelings of negativity and low self-esteem.
Menopause Can Be a Time of Self-Discovery. This may mean different things to different women. For some, it may mean focusing on getting to know themselves better, while others may look at their current life and see if there are any changes or adjustments they would like to make. It’s a great time for women to practice mindfulness and to focus on activities which make them feel good. This may include yoga, meditation, painting, or simply just taking the time to relax. These activities are important as they enable a woman to focus on her wellbeing and process the changes she is going through. Simply doing something for the sake of pleasure can help to boost a woman’s mental health and self-esteem, allowing her to embrace the menopause.
Did you know that menopause can be a time of increased creativity? Most people don’t realize that during menopause, certain hormones associated with creativity begin to rise; this can provide a rush of creative energy. This creative energy can be channeled into activities such as writing, painting or sculpting. It can also be a great opportunity to try new things, like pottery or cooking. Taking up creative activities can be a great way to de-stress, reduce feelings of anxiety and elevate mood. Having an outlet can also be beneficial as it allows women to express their emotions in a positive way, while also having fun and being productive.
Each stage of life brings with it challenges of change but there is good to be had, regardless of our life circumstances. Menopause is no different. There are many things during this mid-life that makes it anything but a crisis! How will you embrace menopause?