One of my main takeaways when I started charting my cycles was really seeing how different I felt during different phases of my cycle.
There was a little more to it than just noticing the differences, though…
When I felt grumpy pre-menstrually (aka “PMS”), I realized I just needed to not engage in the activities I was trying to hang onto during my whole cycle.
When I felt like I didn’t want to do anything on my period I listened to myself and just chilled (and often got neat ideas or insights around things I was working on and thinking about).
When I felt like staying up super late working because I was on a work-binge I just did it. And realized this happens from time to time when I’m most energetic (around ovulation and just after, for me!).
All in all, it’s been so valuable in terms of my moods but I also feel that the more I work with my cycles the better my hormonal health seems to get. You may experience that something as simple as taking a day off during your period turns around a hormonal health issue, or you may see only tiny benefits, but I find being aware of your cycle stages can help you with both your health and reaching your full potential tremendously.
Because of that, I brought on Barabara Hanneloré in today’s (first!) podcast. Barabara works with women around understanding and connecting to their cycles and wrote a book on the very subject called The Moon and You. I love her simple and laid-back approach to the subject and think you will, too.
Check out today’s podcast to hear:
♥ What women benefit most from learning about their cycles.
♥ The first step to take if you want to start tuning into your cycles.
♥ Why we can think about our cycles as “bad” or a detriment to us (and why we shouldn’t!).
♥ How our cycle helps us avoid burnout.
♥ Why you shouldn’t worry too much about about fitting in with the way other people experience their cycles.
Just click play :)
P.S. Massive celebration of myself! Podcasting is not easy business. I’m so excited to try this new format to get some other awesome women’s perspectives to you. Lemme know how you like it in the comments and tell me what you got out of the episode.
Barbara Hanneloré has a passion for reconnecting women to nature and spirit. As founder of Women’s Way Moon Cycles, she has designed a creative program that embraces the natural beauty of a woman’s cycles in a holistic and healing way, empowering women at all stages of life. The program honors transitions into puberty and menopause and all cycles in between. You can contact Barbara for an introductory complimentary consultation.