Menopause and Workplace Health: 5 Tips for Menopausal Leaders to Thrive in Business

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August 13, 2020
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When women in business mature and reach those life-changing years, they tend to become even bolder and more courageous, but also more generous and kind. When women reach menopause, their bodies and their beliefs tend to change, but through adversity, we tend to rise and become better than we once were. That said, sometimes even though we were expecting it, menopause and all that it entails tends to come at us like a freight train in the middle of the night. It hits you hard and fast, and you might find it difficult to stay as healthy mentally and physically as you once were. 

Even though this can be a challenging time, always remember that you have what it takes to push your career and your success forward – you just need to adapt to and embrace the change. From changing your body language to getting to know the new you, from practicing self-care to changing your work environment, there’s plenty you can do to kick-start this new chapter in your life right, Here are the five tips that will help you thrive in business. 

Productivity is not mandatory 

Entering menopause is a process, and even if it hits you fast, it’s still something you will have to get used to over time, and learn to transform into yet another one of your strengths. During the adjustment period, and especially during the first few months, you might feel like your mind is in a haze, and that you’re not as productive as you once were. 

Don’t worry, this is completely normal, as menopause comes with a variety of symptoms that will take some getting used to. Now, instead of pushing yourself and jeopardizing your health, try to adopt a more flexible mindset, and be productive when you feel like it. Over time, you can start working towards rebuilding your old schedule, but for now, focus on your needs. 

Optimize and adapt your office decor 

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Where you work matters greatly in terms of productivity and overall happiness at work, so if you feel that the old office is just not doing it for you anymore, don’t hesitate to change things up. After all, your needs are changing right now, so why shouldn’t your office change to fit the new you? For example, you can adopt a more nature-inspired design in order to create a calming, restorative setting that will help you stay focused and stress-free throughout the day. 

Focus on your health at work through nutrition 

Healthy eating is imperative during menopause, so if your diet was a little dodgy up until now, the time has come to tidy up your nutrition once and for all. This will do wonders for your mental and physical health over the long term. However, it’s also important that you introduce natural supplements into your routine as well.

Menopause can be stressful and overwhelming, which is why probiotic menopausal supplements can help you relieve stress and minimize the symptoms faster so that you can keep crushing it at work without feeling like you’re going to burn out. Combine natural supplements with good, wholesome foods and you will make this period far less stressful than it needs to be. 

Use fitness to become a better leader 

Of course, battling the symptoms of menopause or perimenopause is not just about eating healthy, it’s also about sticking to a healthy exercise routine. Remember, successful leaders should always schedule fitness in their day, and that’s more important now than ever before. Exercise can help you feel stronger and more resilient, it will boost the production of the happiness hormones while lowering stress, and it will help you build mental fortitude so that you can push through the hard times with passion and zeal.  

Boost your confidence with a new wardrobe 

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Last but not least, feeling like your self-image has changed is a normal part of menopause, so if you’re feeling like your wardrobe just doesn’t work anymore, switch it up for a new style. Change is good, it signifies your transition into a new era of your life, so don’t be afraid to experiment with your wardrobe – you’ll find that it can bring a smile to your face and help you rediscover your confidence and alacrity.  

Wrapping up 

Perimenopause and menopause can be stressful, but that doesn’t mean that you are powerless in the face of inevitable change. With these tips in mind, go ahead and welcome this new chapter in your life with open arms, and use it to push your career further than ever before. 

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