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Oh hello, June, where did you come from?  Seriously how is it June already? I'm going to try and make the most of summer this year - despite everything else being rubbish. I'm going to enjoy myself and have fun in the sun. Sound like a good plan, doesn't it? ⠀
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Oh hello, June, where did...

I must admit that I did get bored with balcony/mirror outfit pictures and wanted a more nature/organic photos backdrop. Well now summer is right around the corner, and the sun is indeed shining, and with news that lockdown resections are now easing, I now thought it was the perfect opportunity to go out into the wood and show you this floral Zara dress.⠀
I brought this dress at the very beginning of this year and was keen to show you guys this as I think it a lovely summer dress to wear, plus, I also thought it would go nicely with my red hat.⠀
For someone who has been cooped up, I must admit that it was nice to go into my local woodland and to walk around for an afternoon. I think it was also lovely for Richard, my husband, to pick up his camera again and to take some photos. The whole pandemic has put a pause on his professional photographer profession, and he hasn’t needed to use his camera much.⠀
It was lovely to put on a dress and to make myself look a little presentable. It got me out of my loungewear for an afternoon. The experience made me feel a little more like myself, and it put me in a good mood. As much as I like comfy loungewear, I’m still someone who wants to dress up.⠀
I’m hoping I can go out more this summer, of course still observing the social distancing rule, and doing more outdoor outfit photos. I’m also hoping this summer to wear more of my summer outfit and to feel more like myself.⠀
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I must admit that I...

Usually, when I do an outfit post or picture, I like to dress up and show you some pretty dress. But this time I thought I would show you a few of my casual wear and what I wear on a day to day basis. I must admit, as much as I love to dress up, I wouldn't exactly go to Tesco in them. So on a day to day basis, I'm usually in jeans and a top. ⠀
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If I were to describe my style, it would be summed up in two words: quirky and fun. I'm sure you realise by now I don't like boring black fashion – I do fun, bright, colourful style. Case in point is this Collectif watermelon dress. You can't get more quirky and fun fashion than this, can you?⠀
I like my clothes to reflect a lot of my personality, eternally youthful while also quirky and fun. Yup, that pretty much summed up me. The saying, you are who you are by the clothes you wear, really does hold up with me.⠀
I'm still that little girl who had a dressing up box as a child and would play dress-up; now I just have a wardrobe filled with more clothes than I could ever need as my dressing up box. I still like to have fun with my clothes, and I haven't lost that childhood wonder about clothes. And I don't think I ever will.⠀
Overall, what I'm saying is that this Collectif watermelon dress reflects who I am as a person and also my style. I also believe it represents how fashion shouldn't be all serious; it should be fun and should put a smile on a person's face.⠀
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If I were to describe...

* Stare at the computer screen completely blank, not sure what write*. Pretty summed up my week really - a blank space. Yup got writer block. ⠀
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Tips On How To Overcome PMS

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It that little gremlin that popped up once a month and just completely wrecks our lives. Here how to overcome PMS.

Yeah, it little gremlin that likes to pop up in your life, unannounced and just completely wreck your entire existence for a good few days. When that gremlin appears your hormones just go out of the window and leave you as an emotional wreck.

Well, it always leaves me as an emotional wreck. Oh my god! Once those tears have come – that it. Waterworks full steam ahead. There no stopping me. I once turned up to work crying my eyes out, everyone was asking what wrong; All I could do while sniffling says I do know. Urgh, the embarrassment.

One of the reasons why I started working from home, was so that I could somehow control my hormones and not be such an emotional wreck.

But no matter, how you control it. PMS is quite frankly a bitch that us girls have to suffer with. And if you’re reading this and thinking, ‘nope, I don’t suffer from PMS’; You are a stronger person than I am and one of the lucky few who doesn’t.

One minute you’re going about your day, perfectly happy. But then out of the blue, the thunder strike and the gremlins will pop up to say hello. The smallest thing can change you like Hulk. No more little miss nice girl.

If left unchecked, PMS can cause long-term damage, such as depression and other mental health problem. Think I’m joking, a girl I went to school with attempted suicide as she didn’t want to have PMS/period anymore. Last I heard she was in a hospital or a special home.

Fortunately, that never happens to me, partly as my mum could see when I was an emotional wreck and gave me some tips (which I will share with you, very shortly) on how to overcome PMS.

So here are some tips on how to overcome PMS. I’m not an expert here and I’m not just sharing my mum’s tips which she passed down to me, but I’m now passing down to you all. I’m also passing down a few trial and error that I have found worked for me. This is also a follow-up post I wrote on 5 ways to relieve period pain. Yeah, that other connected gremlin bitch that makes you feel that way that you do.

Talk:

The first rule on how to overcome PMS is to talk. That girl I mentioned earlier never talked. She would hide away and never speak to anyone. I once found her in the school bathroom crying her eyes, I tried to comfort her but she became angry. I thought the only thing to do is to get a teacher – which I did. Here is a more informative website where you can go to talk to someone.

So when you are an emotional wreck go and talk to someone. For me when that gremlin appears and causes havoc on my hormones, I go cuddle and talk to my husband.

No matter how bad it is, there always someone you can talk to.

 Drink water:

Put down that can of cola and start drinking water. Believe it or not but water can calm down your hormones. When PMS strike it releases a hormone, where it will make your heartbeat faster. So drinking a glass of water calm the heart rate and stop your temper flaring up.

Have a bar of chocolate:

No, I’m not joking here. And I’m not just saying that cause I’m a chocoholic. But scientists has found by eating chocolate it releases a feel good hormones and can make you feel happy. So yeah have a bar of chocolate. But only have the good organic stuff – none of that cheap stuff.

Exercise:

I’m sure you read every advice column on the planet and it all say that the best way to overcoming PMS is to exercise. Blah blah blah. I’m sure it sounds really boring but yeah it completely true. Do 10 minutes’ worth of exercise and you will feel a lot better. Get some of that endorphin in you.

Ignore the craving:

Sure it might be really tempted to eat that whole plate of fries. But really do you want to put on weight? You know what they say, one minute on the lips – forever on the hips. So my advice is to ignore the craving and be strong against your willpower. Get your other half or someone to lock the kitchen cardboard or put all the bad food out eyesight. Out of sight – out of mind.

Sleep:

If it just been that kind of day, then go to bed and sleep. Personally, I bloody love my sleep so any excuse to curl in bed is always good in my book. Just close your eyes and let your mind wander.

 

Those were my tips on how to overcome PMS. Let me know if you have any to add.

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11 Comments
  • Patrick
    August 22, 2017

    Uh…..well…..*looks at the cheetah*,I wholeheartedly agree with the having a chocolate bar,I mean isn’t that universal remedy for most things?
    Anna,I pinned this on my Pinterest and shared it on a FB health page I have….

  • Shirley Corder
    August 22, 2017

    Excellent suggestions, Anna. I’m way beyond PMS (praise the Lord!) but these tips also work for the POST PMS blues! I especially love the command to eat chocolate! A Golden Wedding

  • Manoj
    August 22, 2017

    Very useful health tips. Natural water is the best option to avoid stress and it’s valuable than any other health drink. I agree with your tips and points mentioned.

    Take care,

  • Jennifer Miller
    August 22, 2017

    Thank you for sharing all your tips, I never thought to share with my girls how the germlin can take a hold of you but will be doing it.

  • Jennifer
    August 22, 2017

    Chocolate and sleep sound like heaven on earth LOL. I second the water. I noticed a day or two before mine I actually crave water… a lot of it. That is odd for me because generally water is not my big choice of the day.

  • Patricia
    August 22, 2017

    Great tips! I have PMS pretty bad too. I think water is a good source of replenishing. I need to drink more of it! Also, my co-worker and friend recommended that I hold my breath and count to ten, and release all that tension in myself. It helped a little bit. Also, talking to him about my stressful day yesterday and his encouragement made me feel better.

  • GiGi Eats
    August 22, 2017

    I can deal with PMS pretty well, until is comes to getting a little moody and sensitive. Then I tend to have an issue. I try VERY HARD and will continue to try even harder to just BITE MY TONGUE if something makes me angry – because I know the real GIGI would be FINE with it, lol…. But it gets hard sometimes!!

  • LaToya
    August 22, 2017

    Good tips! Thanks for sharing them!

  • Shelby @Fitasamamabear
    August 22, 2017

    Exercise helps immensely! Not only is it a mood booster but it keeps everything flowing properly 🙂

  • Anastasia Nicole
    August 22, 2017

    Water and exercise fix just about everything. The only thing that cured my menstrual issues was getting on the pill to regulate my hormones. I’m all about talking to your doctor to make sure what you’re going through is normal then going from there.

  • Mel
    September 18, 2017

    best thing i ever did was get a Mirena Coil , I was having 2 week periods which caused me to be really anaemic , the Drs were rubbish eventually I went to see a private gynaecologist who recommend I had the coil fitted, anyway a year later I have no periods which i like a miracle , I do get a bit of PMT but its not that bad, I can book a holiday or have xmas, or a birthday now without the fear of a period ruining it all for me, no more cramps either x

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