how to // stay sane during your period

Well ladies (yes, just ladies… going to take a wild guess that the gentlemen aren’t going to be a big fan of this post…), the time has come. That monthly chunk of time when everything is just effed up. Mood? Terrible. Motivation? Non-existent. Confidence? Yeah right. You guessed it… I’m talking about your period!

I realize that this may not be a topic that everyone loves to talk about, but I’ll admit that I’m a pretty open person. Most girls and women go through this rough patch every 4 weeks or so, and I don’t think it’s something to be ignored. I’m sure we all have a few tips and tricks to get through our time with a bit more sanity, and probably a few necessities as well. I’m here to share mine, because who couldn’t use a little extra help in this department?

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Necessity number one is a motivational book with a side of soothing tea. I’ve just started reading You are a Bad Ass by Jen Sincero (birthday gift from my lovely friend Sarah!) and it is just what I need to kick my booty into gear around this time. Usually my motivation level is low-as-can-be, but a few inspirational words can turn that right around! The best thing to go with a good book is a hot, yummy cup of tea, and soothing flavors like Lavender Chamomile and Ginger feel amazing on my (unavoidable) upset tummy.

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It’s a widely known fact that you tend to feel less-than-gorgeous around your period. I particularly tend to feel super masculine… awesome, right?! This calls for some extra pampering! I love any of the Bella face masks (super cheap from Target!) and this Amika Nourishing Mask is getting my heat-damaged hair back to a luscious state. You can’t deny that you’ll feel better about yourself with a smooth, clean face and some shiny, moisturized locks!

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An obvious necessity for this period (no pun intended…), tampons are something I am very picky about. I’ve only found one or two kinds that work for me, and straying from those is never a good idea. That being said, I was a bit nervous to try these o.b. Original Supers, but I figured all I could do was give them a try. I was also pretty scared to try out a tampon without an applicator, but I’m all about saving packaging and plastic when it’s possible, so I was willing to give it my all. I was surprised with how easy it was to insert, and once you get the hang of it, they’re actually super comfortable. I love how small these tampons are, too – super easy to carry around!

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My last and final tip to make it through your period is to INDULGE – for me, this means eating as much chocolate as I want, and throwing on some bright lipstick. You got this ladies! Don’t waste an entire week feeling down and gross – take charge and put these tips into action! What are your stay-sane tips for that time of the month?

 

// I received free product from o.b. via Smiley360 to review for this post, but all opinions are 100% my own. //

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