Nix premenstrual negativity

/Nix premenstrual negativity

Nix premenstrual negativity

happywoman2In the past few weeks, when I’ve faced an annoyance or problem, I’ve been using the advice from researchers out of the UK’s University of Kent to deal with it by looking for a silver lining, making a joke out of the situation or simply accepting the problem for what it is.

In their study, participants who used these three coping mechanisms when dealing with setbacks were far more satisfied at the end of the day than those who used other types of coping strategies, such as turning to friends, venting and distraction.

The reason they work? They prevent you from ruminating about issues, so you can move past them.

I bring this up because in premenstrual Week 4, plunging estrogen makes you more prone to focusing on the negative side of things, perceiving problems as bigger than they really are and churning the issue over and over in your mind till you drive yourself batty.

So, the next time you notice problems overtaking you in Week 4—or any day of your cycle—try looking for the bright side, seeing the humor in it or simply accepting that you can’t change anything about it. You may find it helps you move past the problem faster so you can enjoy a more upbeat mood!

By | 2018-08-12T18:31:11+00:00 February 7th, 2013|hormonology tip, moodiness, natural remedies, pms|0 Comments

About the Author:

Gabrielle Lichterman is the founder of Hormonology, author of 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential and creator of the popular Hormone Horoscope menstrual cycle tracker apps. In 2005, Gabrielle pioneered the growing movement among women to live in sync with their menstrual cycles and learn about the many ways their hormones impact their moods, health and behavior with the publication of her book, 28 Days. She's also a longtime women's health journalist whose articles have been published in major publications around the globe. Gabrielle's new updated and expanded version of 28 Days is due to be published December 2018. You can help get this book published by contributing to her crowdfunding campaign at

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