27 Jul Energy vs The Voice of Doom
During our menopause transition, one of the most common and debilitating, universal symptoms is a drop in our energy levels. And when we are feeling depleted one of the worst things we can do is to listen to the negative voice in our head and start comparing ourselves to others.
Listening to our inner critic raises our stress levels and depletes our energy even more.
Comparing our lives to other people’s serves us no purpose, and you know what? We really don’t know what is going on for them, is their life or menopause really that perfect? My guess is probably not. And is our life so bad? My guess is probably not.
So what does fun mean to you? For me it’s writing, reading or listening to something inspirational or funny, texting/calling or meeting a friend, getting something booked in my diary. Donating money, or treating someone always raises my energy as does exercise, meditation or taking a few minutes to list 10 things I’m grateful for. Anything that distracts me from the voice of doom going round and round inside my head.