Simple Tips to Treat Mood Swings in Women (Not that men do not have mood swings 🙂 )
Blame it on our fluctuating hormones or call it PMS …whether pre-menstrual or menopausal; there are many times when you are angry, or feel depressed, or just feel a sudden burst of different emotions rushing through you simultaneously. Well, no need to feel embarrassed or awkward about your sudden mood swings. No matter what the reason is, there are ways to bring your mood swings under control. These are my tried and tested tips …..
A balanced diet
Proper food intake is a great solution for mood swings. Take a healthy diet that will not only keep you fit but also allow you to balance your mood. Choose green vegetables, salads, and fruits as part of your diet. It covers all the necessary minerals, vitamins (A, C, E) and nutrients which are essential for a body. Stay away from complex carbohydrates and processed foods, and also, limit your caffeine intake. Have green tea or herbal tea to rejuvenate yourself, instead of consuming the regular tea and coffee.
A great workout not only keeps you fit but also helps in triggering the “happy hormones” in your body. If you are not able to do any heavy exercises, then join yoga classes or simply dance! Yoga has changed my life! Choose an exercise routine that is comfortable, and save at least 30 minutes daily, for fitness. A simple walk in the garden, accompanied with some deep breathing exercises, can work wonders too.
A woman has a lot of responsibilities to handle, and to fulfill them efficiently, it is important to get enough sleep. Insufficient sleep causes irritation and headaches. At least, 7 to 8 hours of sleep is essential, so plan your daily routine accordingly. I was on relaxants for years but gave them up after few months of yoga and meditation!
Water cleanses your body and gives you energy. At times, when you feel completely exhausted, two glasses of water with some glucose can be really refreshing. Mugs of tea and coffee can cause mood swings, hence, should be avoided completely. These can be replaced with some juice or healthy soups. Also, water is your best friend if you wish to enjoy gorgeous skin and a healthy body. Help from sun gods!
The sun might be an enemy of your skin at times, but it is certainly a great doctor for your mood swings. Some amount of exposure to the sun is good to get rid of depression and other negative feelings. See that your rooms get natural light and are well aired. Always protect your skin from the sun. I carry my parasol everywhere and my shades cover my eyes when I am in the Sun. Do wear your sunscreen before you go out.
Is your glass-half-empty or half-full? What is your answer to this question? The answer will help you define how positive thinking may reflect your outlook on life, your attitude toward yourself, and whether you’re optimistic or pessimistic.It can even affect your health. Having a positive outlook enables you to cope better with mood swings, which reduces the harmful health effects of stress on your body.
I have often been asked the secret to my good skin many a time and I always credit it to my genes (my beautiful mom) Added to that everything listed above helped me physically and emotionally keep my see-sawing hormones stable!