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Techniques to Help Reduce Anxiety and Depression During MenoPause

Are you experiencing troublesome symptoms that are connected to menopause? Do you have infertility issues? Or perhaps you’d like to consult a gynecologist about painful or heavy periods or any other female problems. If you’re searching for professional help and support, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Melissa Bailey in Frisco. Dr. Bailey works for Centennial OBGYN and offers a compassionate listening ear and effective treatment for any women’s health problems you’re experiencing. You can also contact Centennial if you’re looking for a well-woman examination or pap smear test.

Menopause Symptoms

Hot flushes, problems sleeping, vaginal dryness, soreness or itching, and a decreased interest in sex are all symptoms of the menopause. It’s also common to struggle with mental health problems during this time. Many women find that they are more irritable or have depression and anxiety. If you’re struggling with your mood, there are many things you can do to help yourself. Try meditation; make sure you are getting enough exercise and eat well. If you’re struggling, talk to friends and family members about how you’ve been feeling. They might be able to help make yourself more comfortable and could also give you advice about things that have helped them. You may also like to try some of the techniques below.

Blow It Out

If life seems overwhelming, this technique can help you to release feelings of stress and anxiety from your body. It is like having a long sigh, which helps to calm the nerves.

1. Sit somewhere quietly and take a few deep breaths in and out before you begin.

2. Take a deep breath; hold it in for a few seconds.

3. Put your lips together as if you were blowing up a balloon or preparing to whistle.

4. Blow out as far as you can, really push all the air from your lungs before taking a deep breath in.

5. Repeat this process three or four times.

Self-love (hug yourself)

Start a self-love ritual today. Hug yourself and tell yourself, ‘I love you’ or ‘its ok,’ ‘I am good enough’ over and over again, as many times as you need to hear it. Be kind to yourself, love, and support yourself first rather than looking to others for reassurance. We are always looking for something outside of ourselves. Aim to calm down, stop running from your self and your symptom or fears, and you’ll be able to connect to how you are really feeling and release these feelings.

The most exciting day of your life

This is a great exercise to do if you’re having a bad day, it will instantly make you feel more positive. What was the most exciting or happy day of your life so far? If you are feeling sad or anxious, then think of this day. Try to remember the most exciting day of your life in detail. How did you feel back then? As you remember it, the feelings will come back and can help to improve your mood.