As women, we know the transformative power of self-care. And during peri-menopause and menopause, this becomes all the more critical. During this time, our bodies undergo physical andemotional changes that can leave us feeling overwhelmed. But with the right self-care practices, we can take control of our well-being and make this journey an empowering experience.

Say Goodbye to Symptoms and Hello to Balance

During menopause, a range of symptoms can arise, including hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, mood swings, depression, and anxiety. I personally experienced these symptoms and it was a tough time for me. But with the right nutrition, I was able to combat these symptoms and achieve balance. I started by nourishing my body with a balanced, nutritious diet filled with whole foods and fresh produce. I also incorporated calcium and Vitamin D supplements to support my bones.

Rest and Relaxation for Optimal Well-Being

Rest and relaxation are key components of self-care during menopause. I made sure to get plenty of sleep and engaged in mindfulness practices, such as yoga and deep breathing, to reduce stress and anxiety. Exercise is also essential for keeping your body and mind in top shape. I opted for gentle activities like yoga, meditation, chi gong, tai chi, walking, swimming, and cycling to maintain energy levels and stay strong.

Find Joy in Every Moment

Surround yourself with loved ones and engage in activities that bring you joy. Hobbies and interests can be excellent for mental health and help keep you feeling positive and uplifted. I found solace in spending time with friends and family, and indulging in my love for painting. And most importantly, be kind to yourself. Recognize that this time of change comes with its own set of challenges, and approach it with self-compassion and confidence.

In conclusion, self-care during peri-menopause and menopause is essential for our overall well-being. By nourishing our bodies, resting and relaxing, and doing what brings us joy, we can stay strong and positive throughout this transformative journey. Personal experiences like mine prove that with the right self-care practices, menopause can be a time of growth and empowerment, rather than just a time of discomfort and change.

Dilyana Mileva is an international speaker, sleep, and menopause specialist. She is known as an expert in relaxation and holistic approaches to your health and wellness. She is the Founder and CEO of the Menopause Support Academy and Menopause Made Easy podcast. Dilyana is dedicated to helping women in midlife to thrive and find their power during the transition period of menopause. Her mission is for women to feel safe to fully express themselves and take care of themselves to live a life from their power, passion, and purpose. Dilyana is on a mission to give women the natural path to thriving by reducing the impact of pre-menopause and menopause on the body, mind, and spirit. In her early 40’s she experienced crushing fatigue, insomnia, mood swings, and other symptoms that she learned were attributed to perimenopause. Searching for alternatives to traditional medicine she took a holistic approach when she heal herself. Once she created her calm confidence, clarity, and connection she felt drawn to support others. She teaches the Deep Sleep formula course and the Menopause Health Mastery program. Her PROVEN process works with your mind, your body, and YOUR spirit to facilitate your beautiful being to bring itself in alignment with your highest intention of Thriving More in Midlife.