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Christmas and the Menopause

Updated: Dec 20, 2022

Billions of women will be struggling to cope with menopause symptoms this Christmas, making it unenjoyable.

The week ahead looks chaotic! Socialising with friends, entertaining family, last minute shopping trips, and add to that mix, disruptive menopause symptoms, and it's fair to say the holiday season is beginning to look a lot more stressful!

Here's our guide to surviving Christmas with the menopause:

1: Easy on the Alcohol

Yes, easier said than done. However, for many women, alcohol can make menopausal symptoms worse. Alcohol can trigger hot flashes, and night sweats, resulting in poor sleep. It can also affect your mood, bringing on anxiety and low moods

2: Keeping it cool

This time of year there are lots of social gathering, which often leads to warmer rooms, and closer contact with people, resulting in an increase in hot flushes. Try wearing more lighter clothes, layering up so you can take off when needed, also pack a small spray bottle with water, great relief for those hot flushes.

3: Focus on you

It's easy to forget yourself, when you have 101 things to do. This is why it is so important to remember to take time for yourself. Constantly busy will be sending your hormones into overdrive, making some symptoms worse. Whatever your me time looks like, we suggest doing this more over the festive period.

4: NO

Christmas is probably one of the busiest times of the year, therefore being able to say no is going to help you through it. At the end of the day, it is your day too. Saying NO can be a challenge for some, that nagging feeling of guilt you have when you don't want to say no and may offend someone, but it’s equally important to know your limits and be aware of what might cause menopausal symptoms to worsen.

5: Rest

Rest is key! Sleep issues are common, therefore rest is important for you, your body and brain need to rest and recover.


Merry Christmas 🎄 Our coaches are here if you need any support

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