Really? Say that to a woman undergoing the menopause, in the middle of a raging hot flush, sweating, heart racing praying no one will notice, struggling to feel calm but your brain’s been hijacked. Holes in sentences become craters filled with fear, so “a natural transition” can go take a flying leap off.
The hard truth about being menopausal is it can make everyday life a challenge, acknowledging the power of our hormones often misunderstood and certainly underestimated. When not in balance, hormones effect how we look, feel, think, and behave.
You do have influence
Accepting being menopausal is not the same as accepting that we are ageing. We really do have far more influence over our menopause journey than we are led to believe. With guidance, women can find ways to navigate their menopause in ways that work for them.
The fact is that menopause happens to every woman, and time can be lost feeling down in the “I’m menopausal?’ mind-set. There is light at the end of the tunnel, and it is possible to feel good again. Changing the way we think about the menopause is the first step. The menopause is still largely one of those subjects around which there is a conspiracy of silence, the workplace being one of them. Women going through this life stage often are unable to mention the ‘m’ word for fear of being judged incompetent or ‘unprofessional’.
It’s a challenging time in a woman’s life
Menopause is far more than hot flushes, night sweats, and mood swings. The menopause transition can be a challenging time in a woman’s life, as many do not understand what is happening to them.
Wellbeing professionals and therapists can support clients with many areas of menopausal issues, hot flushes, anxiety, lack of stamina, loss of libido, lack of sleep, night sweats etc.