Having your period can be a real bummer — as if you didn't already know! The bloating, the cramps, the PMS, the ATTITUDE ... the list goes on! Every month you're bound to feel your worst. That’s just how periods work. What better reason to treat yourself like the queen you are with these tips.
There's nothing more soothing and relaxing than lying down in a steaming hot bubble bath. First, make sure you can hog the bathroom for at least 45 minutes — your little brother banging on the door every 5 minutes is NOT relaxing.
Set the mood by lighting a couple of scented candles around the bath (but ask your parents first). Play some mellow tunes (don't place the player on the edge of the bath for obvious electrocuting reasons!). Fill the bath with tons of bubbles and great-smelling soap. Then lie back and chill out!
What types of movies do you like best: comedy, drama, thriller or action? Stream a few movies and veg out on the couch. Just go with your cravings and indulge in your favourite snacks. Buy yourself a box of chocolate or a bag of gourmet jelly beans. Looking for something salty? Mix onion dip mix with sour cream and grab your favourite crisps. (The downside ... the calories still count!)
Wear comfy leggings or tracksuit bottoms ALL DAY. There is nothing better than your favourite pair of trackies. They are soft and comfortable and you look great in them no matter what time of the month it is.
Or you could go down the other route. Dress up! Sometimes when you're feeling really down and icky, dressing up can be a real mood lifter and a great way to treat yourself. Take extra time in the morning to do your hair and pick out an outfit that is dressy but comfortable. You'll feel extra pretty all day. You'll get so many compliments that you'll forget you're even on your period!
Plan a night to go to your favourite restaurant with your favourite person, whether that's your boyfriend, your best friend or your mum! Splurge on an starter and a fun, non-alcoholic drink. Pick a belly-filling comfort food main course.
No matter how you choose to treat yourself like a queen, make sure it's something that makes you feel relaxed and really special. It can be something as simple as reading a good book, painting your nails or taking an extra-long shower. Having your period is tough enough — treat yourself to something special!
How do you treat yourself on your period?