The most common answer I get to the question ‘do you have PMS symptoms?’ is: ‘ask my partner…’ meaning, yes, I get irritable before I get my period. This isn’t surprising as up to 75% of menstruating women get PMS symptoms, even women who have had a partial hysterectomy (removal of the uterus only) get PMS symptoms, and there are more than 100 symptoms associated with PMS.
Working through anxiety does take courage and commitment. Facing anxiety provoking situations is not easy. As a person with anxiety, I try to push myself to face these situations. When I get up face to face with the situation, I always wonder it seemed like such a great idea at the time, think of not showing up, and then talk myself into just doing it anyways. It’s not easy, but so far, I’ve always come out alive! There are a few things I find very helpful in managing anxiety, and even taking it away completely.
I love coffee. Many of us love coffee. It's part of a daily ritual of starting the day and the calm before the rush of the day. To be completely honest, I could drink coffee all day, 3 or 4 cups of it, easy. I've spent lots of time living in Colombia and I love how they drink coffee after lunch and take a break in the afternoon to sit down and drink coffee. Despite this deep love for the drink, I stop myself from drinking too much and I periodically take long breaks from coffee. Should you be doing this too?