After menopause, you may be confused by changes in your mind and body. However, think of menopause as the start of a new life as a woman, and find ways to live and enjoy yourself. Here are some tips for enjoying life after menopause that I would like the Reiwa generation to know about.
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Post-menopausal disorders: Mental and physical changes caused by a decrease in female hormones
When you reach menopause, you will be freed from the annoyance and discomfort associated with menstruation. On the other hand, various changes occur in the body when the balance in the body, which was maintained by the female hormone estrogen, is disrupted.
From a cosmetic point of view, the skin loses its elasticity, wrinkles and spots become more noticeable, and it becomes difficult to break down fat, making it easier to gain weight. In terms of health, it is said that the risk of joint pain, osteoporosis, breast cancer, endometrial cancer, ovarian cancer, and lifestyle-related diseases increases.
Because the physical condition changes dramatically, the mental condition becomes unstable, and many women become depressed after menopause.
Change your mind along with your body! Before and after menopause, “a life that can only be experienced at that time”
Before menopause, you have no choice but to lead a life according to menstruation, but after menopause, you are freed from menstruation, so you can think of it as “reborn as yourself who can pursue your true self.”
It is true that you may suffer from the problems mentioned at the beginning, and you will be more likely to feel weak and tired due to aging. However, I think that’s why we feel that “life is finite” and that we want to cherish our bodies and our lives and “use them with care.”
What you are experiencing now is something that only you can get at that time. It is very wasteful to live only counting the things you have lost. Let’s cherish the limited time in our lives and act in a way that makes us think, “Because of this, let’s spend every day in our own way.”
Before giving up saying “anyway ○○”! How to find your own fun
After menopause, the body becomes more unbearable. That’s why it’s so important to listen to your inner voice. The point is to notice signs such as “somehow my body seems to want it” and “somehow my heart seems to reject it.” Try to follow your body and mind needs as much as possible and distance yourself from what makes you uncomfortable. This will make it easier for you to choose what you really want.
For example, if you think, “I want to refresh somewhere, but I can only imagine myself being tired after going out,” ask your body, “What is it that my mind and body are truly seeking?” Let’s live while Then you may be able to notice signs like, “Maybe I want my body to move supplely.” Based on this realization, you may find a way to enjoy life that fits you by participating in a trial lesson at the gym or going on a hike to move your body.
When you reach what your body and mind really want in this way, you know that you are truly fulfilled. Your body and mind will gradually become lighter, and energy will overflow from your body, so you will be able to direct your energy to housework and work that you were too tired to do before.
For those who are worried about feeling unwell after menopause
After menopause, if you feel like you don’t feel good, you don’t have tension every day, or you have a lot of worries and are worried about old age, please try the methods introduced above. When the mind and body reach what they really want, energy springs up from the bottom of the heart.
Having reached menopause and realizing that “my life is finite”, I am motivated to “encounter what my body and mind really want”, and I want to make the most of my limited life and enjoy it. thoughts arise.
If you are feeling down, you may not be able to meet “what you really want now”. Would you like to headline it while having a dialogue with your mind and body?