Oh “Bloody hell”, the cramps, the crime scenes! The names that come with this feminine monthly are ridiculous! And I am so glad to be part of a community that can see the humor in period tracking so these period tracker bullet journal layout idea are perfect! So lets talk about periods for a second!
Funny names for “That time of the Month”
I did a quick survey online – said – if you are a lady and you have periods, what do you call them? Some of the most common were:
- A visit from Aunt Flo
- Lady times
- On the Rag
- Moon time
- Red Badge
- Crimson tide
- Shark week <<my personal favorite
- Riding the cotton pony <<wtf is that! hahahaha
Should you include a period tracker bullet journal layout in your Bujo?
Well it can be very personal for some people, so including it in a journal that you might see every day or that others might see might not be great but you could potentially use a dutch door system to keep some level of privacy. So it is totally personal preference if you want to include a period tracker in your bullet journal or not. What I like about the idea of calling it shark week is that essentially some people wont know what this means. Or you could give it a completely unrelated name a color it purple and blue and literally no one but you would know it is a period tracker, which is the joys and benefits of bullet journaling right?
When tracking your period in your bullet journal or bujo you can also track the normal “symptoms” that come with periods, such as headaches, grumpiness, sensitivity, breast sensitivity and the likes. Could could find from tracking these things that in fact you might need to see your doctor because your cycle is to long or short or you start seeing what you “normal” might look like.
Now, because I am pro information and this is a great great resource, the Wa collective is changing the way we think about periods and the environment. They did research at some Uni’s here is Wellington -New Zealand – of 1000 female students 1 in 3 – 1 IN F*ING 3 girls miss class because they do not have access to menstruation products. That is insane! So These guys have gone on a mission to shake the taboo tree of menstruation and I 100% support this cause. It also stops tampons and pads from going to landfill right, so thats a win! I think there is A LOT of stigma around using a reusable cup – I know I was nervous about trying one, but once I did, and got the hang of it – I dont think I’ll ever go back. Its healthier, cleaner and way better for you and the environment and it eliminates all that cost associated with pads and tampons.
Some tricks to reducing the symptoms of Periods
So my mum taught me some clever tricks, Mint tea apparently helps with cramping – I googled it and couldn’t really come up with a solid answer so I am just going to believe my mum because mums are always right!
Some other tips I did google:
A salt-heavy diet can cause bloating, caffeine can aggravate irritability or anxiety, alcohol may worsen depression, and too much sugar can destabilize your blood sugar and mood.
Try to eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains the week before your period.
And it’s not just what you eat, but how you eat. Aim to eat at regular intervals to avoid dips and spikes in blood sugar, says Joanne Piscitelli, MD, associate clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Duke University in Durham, N.C.
Some Super Cute period tracker bullet journal layout accessories!
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