When Self-Care Means Persevering

Sometimes, #selfcare means persevering and doing the hard things! When we persevere, we gain fortitude, confidence, and are more merciful with ourselves.

Recently, I wrote about self-care for moms with PMDD.  And I totally stand by everything I shared with you in that post… but some of the struggles I’ve faced over the past few weeks have made me consider a different, less discussed side of self-care.

When I think of self-care I think of soaking in detox baths, cancelling plans if I’m exhausted, and resting in the coziest robe I can find for as long as I feel my body needs it.  These are all super important, even necessary things.

I’ve realized, though, that sometimes self-care looks a little different.

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Self-Care for Women with PMDD

For women with PMDD, self-care can take you from suffering through half of the month to thriving! Here are some of the ways I prioritize self-care every month.

If you are a woman with PMDD, self-care is vital. It can take you from suffering through two weeks of every month to thriving.

While none of these suggestions should be taken as medical advice, they are all things that have helped me become a PMDD thriver! Read through, print this if you want to, and add any of your own suggestions to the comments below.

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