Control Your Mood Swings During PMS With These 5 Tips

Posted: May 11, 2016

Suffering from Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)? Here are 5 easy to follow health tips for women to control mood swings during PMS.

“I just don’t want to talk to you, mom. Please leave me alone.”

It was my sister who suddenly got irritated with mom. I knew she was on her PMS and hence, I ignored her. But my mom felt sad. She is a soft-spoken lady and gets upset easily. And as always, it was me who tried to make her feel better by giving her a hug!

But why upset your dear ones every time you are PMS-ing? Why not learn to control your extreme mood swings during those times of the month? And yes, it is possible! Here are the things you can easily do.

Some DIY Massage

It might sound weird to you at first but it really works! Self-massage can be an amazing way to get rid of those emotional woes during PMS! A soft massage with some essential oils can help in relaxing the muscles and increasing blood flow.

However, you need to choose the right kind of essential oils. For example, lavender can work wonders! Just add a few drops of lavender oil in your massage lotion and rub it around your lower abdomen. Now start massaging in a clockwise and anti-clockwise motion. Do this massage twice every day during your PMS.

Keep a Check on Your Diet

It is vital to eat healthy and light in order to feel lighter during those days. Including flaxseeds in your diet can be an amazing way to get relief from those physical as well as emotional cramps! It helps in balancing the hormones and therefore, relieves the mood swings. You can also include brown rice, soya yogurt, chickpeas, lentils, nuts, and these will help you with any sort of hormonal imbalances. Have a glass of milk at night as it is rich in calcium, also helping to even out emotions.

Do some Yoga

Regular yoga sessions will not only help you to remain slim and trim but will also to control your mood swings during those days of the month! If possible, get in touch with a yoga instructor and devote at least an hour in doing some yoga. Just try it and you will see the changes for yourself.

Stop smoking

If you find smoking to be really relaxing during PMS, you are sadly mistaken! Smoking can actually aggravate your mood swings. And hence, this is probably the best time to keep a check on your smoking habits. Avoid smoking, or for your betterment, quit smoking and see how fresh and enliven you feel even during those irritating PMS days!

Stay active

If you have been thinking that relaxing on the couch whole day would help you to keep a check on your mood swings, you need to give it a second thought! In fact, aerobic exercises and a stroll around the park with your pet can actually help you in easing the anxiety and sadness during PMS. Just get yourself out of that cozy couch and get running! This will surely help!

So, now you know how easy it actually is to remain jovial during PMS and all thanks to me! Well, being a girl, I know how irksome these days can get, that too each and every month! But where there’s a will, there’s a way and all you lovely ladies out there simply need to follow the above-mentioned easy tricks to keep those irritations at bay during PMS!

And yes, do let me know in comments below whether or not these helped!

Image source: irritated girl during PMS by Shutterstock.

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