With the various symptoms that come with a period, you can feel less confident. In this guide, we’ll take a look at a number of ways to feel more confident with your monthly reminder of your vibrant womanhood.
- Plan on it: Failure to prepare is preparation for failure. Make sure to know when your period starts, how long it typically lasts, the heaviest days, and the last day when you’re free to be back to “normal” (whatever that means!). This allows you to not get caught in uncomfortable situation. If you’re unsure, you can prepare by recognizing the symptoms of an oncoming period, such as tender breasts and belly, sluggishness, feeling emotional, and so forth.
- Get the right period protection: Once you know when your period’s about to begin, you can make sure you have the right period protection, such as tampons, panty liners, or light pads for the first days of your period. Extra underwear helps—we’re all human, after all—so try out Knixteen’s underwear for teens for the best in protection.
- Wear comfortable clothes: Many women agree that loose comfortable clothing is the key to feeling confident, as it can give you body space to relax. Avoid tight or restrictive clothing at least for the first days of it.
- Bring pain relievers: Carrying pain relievers, like ibuprofrin and naproxen, are great for combatting annoying cramps, tenderness, headaches, and other symptoms.
- Stay hydrated: Drinking water (2.2 liters a day, or 9 cups), you can offset bloating. Carry a water bottle with you in case you’re on-the-go.
- Eat healthy: It’s important to watch what you eating during your period, such as lots of vegetables, fruits, and healthy proteins (like hummus, smoothies with yogurt). Avoid foods high in sugar and salt, as these can exacerbate your period symptoms.
- Get adequate sleep: Your period can be adversely affected by not getting enough sleep. Plan on getting at least 7 uninterrupted hours of sleep per night so that you’re fully recovered to face the day with a fresh outlook.