Hormonal imbalances are to blame for almost all mood disturbances, and this is the same for menopausal women. As both estrogen and serotonin levels get knocked out of balance, moods end up looking more like a ride on roller coaster than in total balance. However, through awareness, exercise, and a good lifestyle you might just overcome your mood swings. At the least you should have more control over your moods, and emotions then you did before. This is essential not only for everyday life, but for your life at work.
Talking to your boss, or direct supervisor, especially if she is a woman can help greatly. A female will most likely understand more than a male would, but this isn’t always the case. It can be embarrassing to talk about, but it’s better to bring it up front just in case you have a meltdown during business hours.
Walk, jog, or bike to work
Exercise is essential to producing serotonin, and can keep your mood stable throughout your day. Taking the same way home can also help to blow off some steam if you’ve had a stressful day. Of course exercise has its other benefits too.
Drinking water not only keeps your body running well, but it also helps to remove toxins from the body. It also gives you a lovely excuse to get a few minutes for yourself, since water moves quickly through the system.
Take a break
Not a smoke break, and if you smoke you should consider quitting. Not just for your overall health, but because they can cause mood swings
. Take breaks to get some fresh air, but steer clear of second hand smoke.
Most people look forward to their midday break, and there isn’t a reason why you shouldn’t either. Eat a well balanced meal filled with healthy lean meats, complex carbohydrates, and some fruit to boost your mood. Give yourself plenty of time to center yourself, and this is done best by enjoying something fun or relaxing. You can read for a bit, go for a stroll, or run some quick errands.
Enjoy a treat
As the day progresses you’ll want to avoid the 3:00 pm sugar crash. Indulgences like chocolate or sugary fruits will keep you going till your next meal. The last thing you need is to bring on a mood swing because you forgot to eat, so make sure you stock your desk and the fridge too.
Keeping your mood swings in check doesn’t have to be difficult. Remember to exercise, eat, and communicate with others
. Following these points should give you a great defense to protect you from severe mood swings, and it’s even possible to stop them altogether. These are just a few of the ways to combat mood swings in a safe and natural way.