You might consider yourself to be a reasonable and balanced person most of the time. Sure, you experience different emotions, but they are elicited by certain events and triggers. Some people, especially women going through menopause, can experience a range of emotions, but for reasons that are sometimes inexplicable. Uncontrollable emotional outbursts caused by no apparent outside stimuli are called mood swings and they are a common menopause symptom.
When you're experiencing mood swings it can seem like everything is a constant battle against your erratic emotions and mood swings. However, certain practices like meditation can help control your mood swings. Read on to learn about how you can win the war against your mood swings by practicing meditation.
Why Do I Experience Mood Swings?
During menopause, your hormone levels can change drastically. Hormones play a vital role in regulating the function of your body both physically and emotionally when levels of certain hormones like estrogen and progesterone fluctuate, your emotions may change as well. Many women say this is frustrating because the changes in their moods can happen suddenly and they may not be able to control them. As a result, some women resort to meditation. Read on to learn about the calming effects of meditation.
The Art of Keeping Your Cool: How to Meditate in Three Easy Steps
Meditation is a practice of balancing the mind and body that enables you to focus your attention to achieve a greater state of calmness and balance. Through meditation you can learn how to control and connect with your thoughts and emotions. Follow the steps below to learn how to mediate.
Step 1: believe
Without believing in meditation, you'll never be able to reach that state of pure relaxation. Set aside enough time so that you can focus on meditating, and not other obligations and distractions.
Step 2: location, location, location
To meditate you have to be in a quiet and peaceful room. You won't be able to achieve Zen in a noisy and distracting environment.
Step 3: it's all in the mind
Settle into a meditation posture and concentrate. Clear the mind of any distractions and make it lucid. As you focus on your breathing, your thoughts will gradually subside and you will reach a state of relaxation and peace.
Give yourself some time to find an appropriate environment and time frame in which to meditate. Once you become more in tuned to your body and thoughts, you will be able to better control your menopausal mood swings. Click on the following link to learn about other ways to combat your mood swings.
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