Enjoy Your Menopause!

August 31, 2008

Keep a Journal During Menopause

Journalling can be extremely useful. When you have a hot flash, mood swing, palpitations, bout of binge eating, sudden elevated anxiety, panic attack, or any number of repetitive behavioral problems, take a few moments and write about it.

  1. What you were doing
  2. What you were thinking
  3. What you were feeling
  4. With whom you were interacting
  5. What they said to you
  6. What did you eat just prior to the onset of the problem


… and anything else you can think of that might be useful in identifying your triggers.

By keeping a running journal of the ‘changes’ you experience, you’ll be able to identify those circumstances, foods, people, thoughts, activities that may have triggered the physical and emotional changes. Through examination, you can see if there’s a pattern to the emotional UPS and downs, you can utilize the process of elimination in pinpointing the cause of the problem.

Keeping a journal is how my book, Whatever! A Baby Boomer’s Journey Into Middle Age, was created.

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