Perimenopause Symptoms Still Impact Women Working From Home
I’ve been doing a few speaking engagements about how menopause is impacting working women even during the shutdown. Many of the participants have been sharing their experiences and some are sharing their solutions.
Some women talk about how it is easier to deal with hot flashes because they can have a fan blowing on them that is off camera. Great idea!
Others have shared that the anxiety that is a common symptom is exacerbated by this pandemic making it difficult to show up well while working. Anxiety is challenging under any circumstances and trying to focus for on-line meetings can be very hard. Doing some breathing exercises - slow deep breathing for a slow count of four for the in-breath and the same for the out-breath - can be very helpful. Meditation is also helpful for many. You can find many meditation apps on-line and ones that include relaxing music are extremely helpful for many women.
What menopause symptoms have been particularly difficult for you to manage while working from home? Have you found some solutions that work well for you?
What questions do you have that I might be able to help you with?
This is the place for all womxn to discuss all things menopause and perimenopause. Bring your questions, your experiences to share, your successful solutions. Let’s change the conversation about this normal part of the life of anyone with a female reproductive system!
Be courteous and supportive. Not everyone has the same experiences and we each have experiences that we want to share.