Lots of people being a woman is full of restrictions of fully enjoying what you like especially when you are on your period. But being a woman and having period doesn’t have to stop you from making the most of epic adventure in your life. Yes, it can be pretty uncomfortable to travel around places during periods for women. However, there are preventive actions you can take to stay comfy and adventurous.
Stay comfortable on your period while having the best adventure of your life
It is important for women all around the world to remember that menstrual cycle is not a sign of weakness. It is just part of being a woman. And here are some tips you can do to prevent yourself from having your travel ruined while on your menstrual cycle:
Be prepared for emotional roller coaster
For some women, it is pretty common to experience menstrual blues before or during period. It is different experience from one woman to another but it is mostly a mood swing, irritability, excessive sadness, etc. If you are familiar with these feelings and sure that you are going to experience them, prepare your ammunition. If you usually get better after eating a chocolate bar then pack some of them for your trip. If your mood lifted after listening to music then stock your favorite songs into your phone.
Pack what you need
If you are sure that you are going to have your period right before or during your travel plan, it is best to make some preparation. Equip yourself with adequate specific menstrual products. If you used to wearing pads during period, then pack them. If you used to wear menstrual cup, then place it in your bag. Also, you may need some menstrual medication if your period is usually painful. Painkillers are necessary to reduce the pain or cramp you experience on your stomach during period. If you don’t like medicine, try natural approach such as drinking chamomile tea.
Pack comfortable clothes
Being on your period sometimes makes you feel less confident because you are worried that your white dress might get accidently stained. Aside from that reason, most women feel more comfortable to wear loose or baggy clothes during period. It is said to help a lot in reducing cramp. Wear clothes that you feel the most comfortable of be it big pants, long skirt, etc. If you are worried about your clothes getting stained, stick to dark-colored clothes.
Flying comfortably during your period
Taking a long-haul flight can cause various of discomforts especially when you are on your period. Experiencing cramp in such a limited space with the lack of adequate necessities can be frustrating. To prevent and reduce discomforts, drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. Choose an aisle seat so you can manoeuvre easier if you need to go to the toilet for changes or something. Also, avoid foods that potentially worsen your discomforts such as spicy foods or dairy. Opt for light, healthy delicious foods to lighten you up during the flight.