As you enter your premenstrual phase, you’re stepping into your inner autumn, a time of reflection and preparation.
Once you ovulate, progesterone kicks in, and your cervical mucus dries and thickens.
Your Basal Body Temperature increases after ovulation and remains elevated for the rest of your cycle. You might start experiencing PMS symptoms like mood swings, headaches, breast tenderness, acne, etc. Remember that these can vary from person to person, and self-care is essential during this time.
Here are other signs that you’re entering this phase:
😴 Your physical energy starts to wane.
🤔 You become more introspective and reflective.
🍰 An increase in cravings for carbs and sweet foods.
🤯 More sensitive to criticism and become more (inner) critical too!
🌳 Craving solitude.
😢 Heightened emotions.
🏡 Nesting instinct.
🚫 A need to say NO to things.
For many of us, moving from Summer to Autumn can bring challenges. For this reason, identifying this transition and tracking your unique experience in it is key! The more you understand it, the better you can take care of yourself. This applies to your other three phases too!