avoid while having your period

Your menstrual week can make you feel like doing anything other than work… or talking to people! There are some tasks you can avoid while having your period that will make it more manageable and less stressful in the month ahead.

I see your menstrual week as a few days loaded with insight to what you want and need in life. It’s kind of like if you had a personal assistant who intuitively took the deep desires in your heart and created the best action plan to make them happen.

Your menstrual week can make your biz dreams a reality!

When you menstruate, it takes a lot of energy. You physically release old blood to welcome the new. You purge toxins and no longer needed hormones, along with emotional baggage that no longer serves you.

Which is why one of the top things to know about your period, and how to reorganize your tasks, is the shift that happens with your mental state. 

The weeks leading up to your period, you are a charismatic, social butterfly. You happily hum along to projects, people, and experiences that light you up.

Your menstrual week is meant to be a time to rest and reflect. It’s an opportunity to relax from your normally crazy schedule and determine if your actions will bring you closer to your goals.

Here are six tasks to avoid while having your period that will put you at the top of your game:

1. Negotiate Contracts

When it comes to communicating what you want and need, your period week is not the best time to do something like negotiate contracts. Your mind is so inward focused, you won’t be able to effectively verbalize your terms.

You run the risk of the other person becoming confused with what you want.

When there’s confusion, the best deal possible can’t be reached – for you or them.

You can also run the risk of getting too heated in conversation if things don’t go your way. Without meaning to, you could just react to your dissatisfaction, which can be damaging to the relationship.

You could come across closed off, spiteful, and it may cause doubt that you’re someone they want to work with.

You CAN, however, use this week to get clear on what you do want in the negotiations. Just jot your desires down and look at them when your period is over. Then you’ll be ready to jump into the meeting and effectively communicate what you want.

2. Craft Your Content

Because your mind is reflective this week, creating your content can feel like pulling teeth. The words are just on the tip of your tongue, but you can’t quite piece them together in a clear and concise way.

Instead, go back and see what content worked best for your business in the past month.

  • What topics received the most engagement?
  • What didn’t land well that you could tweak for next month?
  • Was your voice on point? Or does it still need work?

You can use this time as your monthly strategy session and easily pinpoint where your content can improve.

3. Sales Calls

Just like you may not put your best foot forward in negotiations, the same is true for your sales calls. If you’re looking for new clients, it’s a better idea to take the week to rejuvenate and push your calls to after your period ends.

4. Networking Events

Attending yoga or spiritual retreats could feel really good here, but going to networking events may feel really overwhelming.

Your body is less resilient to stress, so the big crowds, loud noises, and excess lighting may be too stimulating for your mind and body right now.

Save your money and splurge at a different time of the month.

5. Confronting People

We all have people we’d like to tell off. Like when loved ones do something irritating. Or coworkers/employees don’t do what they say they will.

I totally get it.

You can become more self righteous during your period and find you don’t care what people think when you confront them.

To keep from damaging the relationship, journal your thoughts instead. You can get as nasty and self righteous as you want in the privacy of your own journal book. Then take a moment and reread what you wrote.

Do you really want to say these things to someone? Or did you just need a minute to vent?

If you find you do want to confront someone, keep writing down your thoughts and how their actions made you feel. Then schedule the confrontation for after your period ends. Your communication won’t be as harsh and you’ll articulate your thoughts more effectively.

6. Meal Prepping Cold Food

Give your salad plate a break and opt for some stew instead!

In Chinese medicine, it is believed cramps stem from blood stagnation in the uterus. This principle means you should consume warm foods and avoid cold ones. Which will promote more blood flow and circulation, while reducing hormone symptoms related to your period.

Just by opting out of your salad and usual morning smoothie can help you feel calm and less agitated this week!

Did you catch the Boss Babe Podcast episode about how to better use your menstrual cycle in business? This is a must listen to!