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Q&A ~ Charting Tips

Mood Matters

Posted on March 8, 2016 at 3:05 PM

It's the New Moon, and International Women's Day! One special event: Zahra Haji of Yoga Goddess’s ‪#‎notpsychoperiod‬ webinar party. Check it out by clicking here.

In keeping with Zahra’s theme of embracing and working in harmony with our hormonal cycles, I’d like to encourage you to note your mood on your chart. In the Justisse Method we have a neat little coding system for every possible detail of cervical mucus – sensation, color, consistency, quantity – and even codes for intercourse – but we don’t have codes for different moods.

Nor should we. Find the words that suit what you’re feeling each day – and jot down a note. It might amaze you to see how your mind and heart are cycling along with your ovaries, your uterus, and the hormones flowing through your body.

For inspiration, here’s a collection of the words I’ve used myself and seen on charts to tell the mood / emotion / state of mind story of a cycle:

Inspired

Irritable

Furious

Joyful

Outgoing

Loving

Open

Horny

Reflective

Lonely

Sad

Quiet

Depressed

Private

Restless

Exhausted

Connected

Intuitive

Mopey

Lots of dreams

Deep sleep

Energetic

What else? Take notice, take note, and ride the flow of your moods and emotions with more awareness and compassion for yourself. You may find that at different times of your cycle, you feel more drawn to creative work, to having time to yourself, to big social gatherings, to major work projects – and lots of other possible ways to live your moments. If you can, you might start crafting your days in harmony with how you’re most ready to engage during each phase of your cycle.

And, remember that extreme mood changes, or even ones that just make it harder to get through your day - like bigtime PMS irritability - are NOT an inevitable part of having periods. You can absolutely improve your hormonal health for a smoother ride.

Categories: Charting Tips, Holistic Health