Menopause is said to reach around the age of 50 on average. While postmenopausal women are relieved from menstrual problems, they are also prone to feeling depressed due to the stress caused by changes in their mind and body. Menopause is the beginning of a new life. I will explain how to hold your heart to enjoy your future life while caring for yourself.
The second half of menopause and the problems that post-menopausal women have
The average age of menopause is said to be around 50, and menopause enters the “second half” after menopause. With the disappearance of menstruation, various physical and mental disorders are likely to occur.
Many people may feel that menopause is difficult, but I often hear positive voices from postmenopausal women. I feel that there are many voices such as “I feel really comfortable after being freed from menstruation” and “I can go anywhere with peace of mind now that I no longer have troublesome menstruation.”
On the other hand, there are also voices that she is suffering from various troubles on the physical side. “Dryness of skin and mucous membranes has become severe” “I feel that wrinkles and spots are increasing day by day” “It is difficult to heal rough hands” “My whole body is dry and moisturizing is indispensable” “Dry eyes and eye drops I can’t let go of it,” “I feel pain during sexual intercourse,” “I gain weight easily,” and “I can’t lose weight even when I exercise.”
The above problems occur because the secretion of female hormones decreases sharply after menopause. Therefore , even if you work hard to make your skin beautiful and diet, it will be difficult to see dramatic effects, and you may feel exhausted. You may feel like you’re not young anymore, or you may lose confidence in your girlfriend when you see yourself in the mirror, which may lead to negative thinking.
Mental troubles and mental illnesses that tend to occur after menopause
In addition to the above, postmenopausal women are more likely to develop diseases such as joint pain, osteoporosis, breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, and lifestyle-related diseases due to the decline in female hormones. By devoting energy to treating physical disorders and illnesses in this way, the state of mind becomes unstable, and depression and other mental illnesses may develop.
In addition, in the early 50s immediately after menopause, families have to deal with the problems of their children’s entrance exams, employment, and independence. Partners are no longer able to push themselves as they age, and they may reach retirement age at work. Under these circumstances, some people are worried about financial aspects such as the burden of tuition fees and home loans, funding for retirement, and financial support for elderly parents. It can be very exhausting to take on an unfamiliar job to help support the household.
In this way, the postmenopausal period in the early 50s is a time when mental and physical health are likely to be stressed, and attention should be paid to mental health.
Important mental management tips after menopause
That’s why after menopause, try to take care of yourself and not overdo it. Don’t be a perfectionist at home and work. It is very important to take a rest when you are tired and go to bed early at night. Do not force yourself to increase your activity because you are at an age where you need rest. I think it’s a good idea to carefully select what you really want to do and take your time and work on it carefully.
Now that I am post-menopausal, I am able to exhibit charms that young people do not have, such as the generosity of a mature woman, understanding and consideration for the people around me, and deep insight into things. By all means, let’s enjoy and taste the rich sensibility unique to this age.
Menopause is the beginning of a new life! Take care of yourself and enjoy life
You can think of menopause as a way of saying goodbye to menstruation and giving a woman a new life. Menopause is not the loss of femininity, but the advent of a new age to enjoy a new life. Take care of your body, listen to your heart, and move forward in your life without rushing.
It is said that people who are always caring for themselves are able to gently accept the voices in their own hearts and others, and be able to care for others as well. Isn’t this the feeling of a mature heart that can only be obtained by aging? By all means, let’s enjoy the new self that will be reborn with menopause.