It is no secret that Cycle Syncing is a game-changer, so why don't we all do it yet?
It's a question I keep asking myself because every day, I see so many women burning themselves out, juggling every aspect of their lives, and not listening to what their bodies need.
There are days when we are at the top of our game. The list is complete, the extra is all done, and incredibly we are not exhausted beyond belief. And there are other days when nothing gets done, we're late for everything, and our mental exhaustion has hit its limit. Even worse, we can't figure out why one day is magically productive while the next is a PJ day.
Let me tell you right now that there is no magic involved! These high days and low days are a perfectly normal part of the female cycle.
Last year, I ran the very successful Unlock Your Cycle course, which opened doors for many of you as you tuned into your menstrual cycle and took the unknown out of your days. We moved from never knowing what type of day we would have to planning our calendar so that our weeks and months rolled in a perfect flow as we followed our body's rhythm. We seized the opportunity to understand the fluctuations of our month and made our work life, home life, mothering days, and self-care easier to maintain and much more balanced.
We can take all this knowledge from the Unlock Your Cycle course to the next level by optimising this wellness trend with Cycle Syncing. We will get to know the inner workings of our body on a much deeper and balanced level by adapting our diet, exercise routine, social calendar, work-life, and so much more.
What is Cycle Syncing?
Cycle Syncing is learning to support your body and stop working against it. As we move through the month, we will find ourselves in different phases of our cycle – the follicular phase, the ovulatory phase, the luteal phase, and the menstruation phase. Recognising and working with these phases is the ultimate way to advocate for your wellbeing.
Supporting Our Hormones
When we focus on Cycle Syncing, we allow our hormones to be released as necessary and lean into working with those specific hormones. We no longer fight against the natural balance of our phases and hormones.
We Can Plan
Everything can be prepared in advance from our diet, exercise schedule, meetings and appointments, scheduling play dates, or planning get-togethers. Even better, because we are conscious of the different phases, we can plan effectively according to our body's needs and put something off until we know we are better able to perform specific tasks.
We Will Learn
As the months go by and we become more familiar with our cycle, we can easily spot any hormone imbalances and work with them before they become difficult to manage.
(Later in this blog series on Cycle Syncing, we will practically break down these phases with tips and guidance on syncing your cycle to your life.)
But, for now, let's look at the benefits of Cycle Syncing.
What Are the Benefits of Cycle Syncing?
Cycle syncing will help us have more manageable and less painful periods, and it can also positively affect our relationships and friendships as we communicate better. By tuning in to how our body changes, we can become more productive and efficient in all areas of our lives. It can help us lose weight as we focus on our diet, and it can improve our happiness level as our life levels out amongst the monthly challenges that can often feel like a hurdle to jump.
Optimises Our Physical Health
When we can give our body exactly what it needs when it needs it, we support ourselves in the current phase and the phases to come. The more we tune into our bodies, the greater our energy. Our mood will be positively boosted, painful periods and PMS will be reduced, and we will feel supported and better connected to our physical wellbeing.
Improves Our Relationships
There is no denying that the hormonal fluctuations we experience can be difficult to navigate. However, when we lean into Cycle Syncing, we can learn the natural patterns and tendencies of our moods, meaning when we understand ourselves, we can better communicate with those we love. As a result, our confidence, self-worth, and self-esteem will improve, which will ooze into our friendships.
We Become More Efficient
And productive! Our energy levels can be challenging throughout the month as certain weeks are more overwhelming and exhausting than others. But when we take that challenge and turn it on its head by knowing the outline of our cycle, we can become more efficient at what we do. We will book meetings and appointments when we are most alert and energy driven, and we will tackle the right thing at the right time.
As I said, it is no secret that Cycle Syncing is a game-changer. In fact, there is no secret to Cycle Syncing at all. It is all there, ready to help you thrive if you listen to your body's natural hormone cycle. As our hormones follow this cyclical pattern, they are a natural guide to optimising our physical, mental, and emotional health. By tuning in, we will improve our mental wellbeing, increase our productivity and ensure a more efficient person. It will allow our relationships to grow and be nurtured, including our relationship with ourselves. Cycle Syncing is not magic. It is the natural connection between your mind, body, and soul, and all you have to do is pay attention.
Next week, we will look a little deeper into why Cycle Syncing can support our happiness and lower our stress in motherhood!