Introducing A Letter to my Menopause

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Members of the Balance Activ community share their letter to their menopause in an intimate and revealing video letter.

To celebrate Menopause Month 2023, leading intimate women’s health brand Balance Activ invited members of its community to write and record a letter to their menopause. An intimate opportunity to reveal the relationship women are really having with the menopause, how it is impacting their lives and how they are coping.

Meet Julia…“I remember well when we first met, although I didn’t know it was you at the time. I felt lost, with no one able to tell me why I had morphed from someone happy and confident to someone constantly anxious, tearful and completely unable to sleep.  I don’t even want to remind you what you did to my brain…” Hear Julia’s full story here.

Meet Holly…“The physical symptoms I can cope with however it’s been the mental challenges that have really knocked me for six. I went from being someone not ever experiencing any kind of mental health issues to anxiety and overwhelm pretty much overnight. I want not only women but men to understand that menopause isn’t just about hot flushes and night sweats, it can really affect all areas of your life from work to family and relationships.” Hear Holly’s full story here.

Kate Megase, an accredited Psychotherapist & Clinical Superviser at The Personal Growth and Development Centre, and author of ‘Dump the Baggage’ comments, “Writing things down can have many benefits, and its psychology is quite powerful. Our conscious mind is focused on our present awareness of thoughts, feelings, desires, and memories, including our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. It influences us to be more aware of how we feel, such as if we are too hot or cold. 

Research has shown that our subconscious patterns from childhood can influence 90% of our behaviour. Our subconscious mind stores information about our past experiences from birth onwards, making it possible to unlearn any unhelpful behaviour by writing it down. Consistently journaling trains our brain to remember and believe things, ultimately making us more aware of our subconscious behaviour. 

Writing things down can also help us understand our thoughts, emotions, and behaviour, which is important since our thoughts affect how we feel, and how we feel affects how we behave. By writing things down, we can learn to understand our triggers and become more self-aware, ultimately finding ways to accept and love ourselves, leading to healthier changes in our lives. 

Menopause can be a challenging time for women as our bodies go through various changes that can impact our self-esteem and relationships. Journaling or writing things down can help us manage menopause symptoms such as irregular periods, hot flashes, mood swings, sleep problems, stress, depression, fatigue, brain fog, and bladder control issues. 

Although menopause isn’t a mental health condition, it can worsen pre-existing mental health conditions due to hormonal changes. That’s why having a toolbox, such as journaling, can help us navigate the challenges of menopause, be more aware of its symptoms, and prevent it from negatively affecting our personal and professional relationships. 

Journaling can empower women to take control of their health and well-being during menopause. It fosters a sense of agency, helping us communicate our needs effectively to healthcare providers and loved ones.”

To find out more about the Balance Activ menopause range visit https://balanceactiv.com/products/dryness/

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