Early Menopause and perimenopause symptoms can be extremely debilitating and place many women into a whirlwind. Many women don’t recognize what is happening until they are almost completely at wits end.
As your hormone levels begin to drop many symptoms occur. Menopause symptoms can vary from women to women. Most women become anxious, depressed, fatigued, begin to gain weight and lack motivation.
There are many ways to beat the symptoms of early and perimenopause. Staying on top of them (after confirming that it is indeed the first phase of the menopause cycle) is one of the most effective ways to smoothly make the transitions.
Motivation is the key. As you become fatigued, your energy and metabolism decreases due to inactivity. Your world can begin to look gloomy and your life may seem to be hopeless.
As I began my journey through menopause, my friend, mentor and savior, Kris continuously reminded me to stay motivated. I wondered how in the world can I do that if I am feeling totally out of whack, fatigued and at times emotionless. Well today I am going to share with you what Kris had to offer.
- Set realistic targets: setting targets and goals that are unrealistic is setting yourself up for failure and excuses. Wouldn’t you be frustrated if you set your mind into reshaping your body in a month? Make sure that the body you prefer in a period of time is achievable and realistic. Chose a program that is practical and will not give you false hopes. It is important to be aware of the blocks you encounter in your daily living. Once a program has been reached, and then you can set goals and timelines that are realistic.
- Be flexible: be willing and open to accepting change. Allow yourself to change your goals to keep motivated. Doing this will help you from feeling like a failure and not to become stagnant. This will prevent you from losing energy not only physically but mentally.
- Mindset: a set of beliefs or a way of thinking. Change begins in the mind. During early and perimenopause, you begin to question many things that are taking place in your life. Embrace the changes that are occurring. Your thoughts determine your actions. Staying positive and having a positive mental attitude can help you through early and perimenopause just like a hot flash. You can embrace menopause and its symptoms as a new and empowering stage of life and not just a period of aging.
- Be Motivated: being motivated is the best way to keep your energy levels up. Learn to acknowledge and log your obstacles. Keep focused and connected to your inner self. Here’s a great quote: “The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do. And what you have to do to get where you want to be may not be pretty or may not come easy.
I empower you not to allow early or perimenopause to slow you down, not to dictate where you should be or stop you from being all you deserve to be.
Early and perimenopause motivation can be the key to decreasing menopause symptoms. Keeping active along with exercise, diet and natural supplementation will allow you to journey through the phases of menopause like a hot flash.
Until next time, Be empowered, Stay motivated, Be connected … AnnaMaria
About the author: AnnaMaria is a 49 year old single mother of two. She has had the privilege of assisting many perimenopausal, menopausal and post menopausal woman transform their lives not only physically but emotionally. It is with compassion and understanding as she journeys through the phase of menopause to share her experiences and knowledge with all women. Her goal is to empower women to know that age doesn’t matter, to know that they deserve to look and feel their best and to help solve the menopause puzzle.
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