Have you noticed how every month when you get your period you may feel certain pain, drowsiness, discomfort and mood swings? Menstruation affects every woman differently, and these are some of the regular symptoms that some women face.

It’s one thing having your period, and it’s totally another when you have to work while on your period. For many, menstruation can affect you physically, emotionally, and can negatively impact your work performance, health and life as a woman.

Now the question remains: How can we manage our period and be productive at the same time?

Firstly, you should know when is the most productive time of your period cycle. The follicular phase, also known as spring cycle, is when your body matures new eggs for ovulation, this last 10-14 days from the start of your period. This is the most active phase of your cycle, at this phase you will feel energized, confident, and outgoing. Your brain is also wired to learn things faster in this phase, and you tend to be future-focused and cheerful.

At this phase, you should make the most of your time by getting as much done as possible. Plan, take action and complete as many tasks as you can. It is also a great time to get clear on what action steps you want to take this month according to your workload.

Secondly, practice some tips or ways you can work around your menstruation cycle and still be productive. Here are some top tips to practice when you need to work but also on your period:

  • Eat well and often
  • Drink lots of water
  • Walking exercises
  • If you’re at work, try to get some quiet time in a corner somewhere in your office
  • And most importantly, practice self-care and self-meditation

How can you implement these?

Keeping track of your cycle is one of the best ways to implement work productivity and at the same time manage the period symptoms by using strategic tips for your physical and mental well-being. Make an effort to learn more about your cycle and use it to improve your life. By mapping your menstrual or “sikmun” cycle, it will allow you to understand the flow of your hormones and the effect on your body, allowing for you to become a healthier you.

Period cycles should be understood and we should work with it to find balance in our life. Periods are a normal and a healthy and necessary function for a woman’s body. Practicing and being aware of the tips or things you as a woman can do while on your period can help boost your work progress and help you be more productive while in the office, at home, or in school. Remember, your menstruation cannot adjust to your busy work schedules, but you can learn to adjust your busy work schedules with your menstruation cycle.