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Mental Health & The Menopause

We are still going through a bit of a strange time, with lockdown easing and some people heading back to work, we may be struggling with our new daily routines or lack of it. So many of us have other worries and health concerns going on at the same time and then add the menopause to the list... Quite aside from the actual physical symptoms of menopause, it can also take its toll on our mental health.

The menopause can show its face in many ways; low mood, anxiety, hot flashes, difficulty sleeping, trouble concentrating, focus and memory problems. We all have different ways of coping, including HRT or other prescribed medication such as antidepressants, or there are alternative methods like therapy, or herbal remedies. Our Queen Bee Box has a very specific blend of herbs which are really beneficial towards menopause, help to ease symptoms and promote mindset. 

So, what can we do if our usual coping mechanisms are no longer available to us during these times? Our daily routines have changed which may mean we’re not able to see our friends in the same way as before. Clubs or social events that were once a way to lift spirits, may be gone, but there are still ways to help ease the mental health symptoms of the menopause.

Try to keep up some sort of daily exercise routine, especially if it means getting outside in nature. Daily walks, jogging, cycling around the park or walking the dog are perfect. Exercise releases endorphins and that feel good hormone serotonin, which boost our mood and keep the blues at bay.

Practising mindfulness daily, especially first thing in the morning makes a huge difference to your day. If you can just find a quiet space somewhere to take 5, sit and clear your mind for a moment, that can bring relief and peace. 

Spend time visualizing your ‘happy place’, preferably somewhere tranquil, where you can think & feel all the elements. For example a glorious beach, with soft white sand and clear turquoise waters lapping at your feet, or perhaps a peaceful wood, with a warm breeze and birds singing. This is all even better if it's outside in nature, where you can put your bare feet on the earth or feel the sun on your face. If you struggle with this, then there are plenty of mindfulness apps which can be really helpful.

It may sound silly, but you’ll be surprised the difference this little ritual makes. 

The time it takes to brew and drink a cuppa is perfect and this is a huge part of what we encourage with our tea blends to help mindset. 

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2 comments

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    Tricia
  • What a great post. Too many of us are unaware of the simple things we can do to help us with our mental health. Will have to try some of your teas I think.

    Tricia

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