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Do This - Not That: Managing Stress

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Ideas and help for managing stress during menopauseHow can I cope with stress during menopause?

Stress and menopause can go hand in hand, especially during perimenopause. Hormone levels are changing, causing annoying menopause symptoms that leave you frustrated and tired. Life situations, like aging parents and college bound children, can also cause stress during menopause.

While you can’t remove all the stress in your life, there are lots of things you can do to help you cope during menopause. Chronic stress is not good for your overall health, so follow these do’s and don’ts to bring some calm into your life.


  • Talk to your doctor
  • Keep a journal
  • Accept the things you can’t change
  • Make changes where you can
  • Get some exercise
  • Eat healthy
  • Spend time with family and friends
  • Take time to relax every day
  • Learn to compromise
  • Reduce caffeine use
  • Soak in the tub with a good book
  • Listen to uplifting music
  • Get some rest
  • Learn to say no
  • Volunteer
  • Start a new hobby
  • Burn some scented candles
  • Share your concerns with those who will listen
  • Avoid using stimulants
  • Break tasks into manageable pieces
  • Learn relaxation techniques
  • Practice deep breathing exercises
  • Get a massage
  • Spend a day at the spa
  • Consider counseling and therapy


  • Don’t spend too much time alone
  • Don’t forget to laugh
  • Don’t self-medicate with alcohol and drugs
  • Don’t oversleep
  • Don’t binge eat or drink
  • Don’t forget to manage your menopause symptoms
  • Don’t forget to pamper yourself
  • Don’t suffer in silence
  • Don’t spend time with toxic people
  • Don’t ignore your overall health
  • Don’t take out your stress on others
  • Don’t zone out in front of the TV or computer
  • Don’t withdraw from family and friends
  • Don’t forget to enjoy nature–go for a walk, plant a garden
  • Don’t try to control more than you can–you can change yourself, but not others

This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

11-19-2015 - 07:40 PM


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