Comfort During that Time of the Month

How do you get through those every 28 days?


You know TOM, right? Ugh! He’s always such a downer whenever he comes to visit. Inviting himself where he’s not wanted. Ruining vacations (remember that time he came on your trip to Paris and surprised you at the Palace of Versailles? Yeah, not cool), pool parties, and making women all over the world feel awkward and uncomfortable whenever and wherever he wants. Oh and believe me, nothing helps. You do everything you can to make him go away. You change your outfit to please him, you try to keep your cool by upping the dosage of your vitamins, or aspirin for those annoying headaches. And yet, nothing. Still horrid, painful, frustrating TOM.

Now, I’m not talking about your brother TOM, Uncle TOM, or that Starbucks Barista who constantly spells your name wrong. Oh, no. I’m talking about T.O.M, that Time Of the Month. And boy, oh boy, he is a pain!

When it comes to having your period, nothing about the idea of it is comfortable. From the bloating, cramps, mood-swings, cravings, you name it! This is why I find it so important to have the right “equipment” to easy the monthly occurrence. Personally, when it comes to TOM and my body, I’m very uptight about products I use. This goes for taking over-the-counter drugs (which I opt out of completely), heat-pads, liners, pads, tampons, etc. And with a busy, active lifestyle, I don’t have time to worry if TOM is behaving, if you catch my drift.

But, what does comfort really mean when you have to deal with the ultimate uncomfortable situation? For me, it means living my daily life just as I would, without any added stress or interruption. It means going to the gym or for a run, because I know that kick-starts my whole day (and mood!). It’s going out and buying a new lipstick. It’s surrounding myself with supportive people aka girl time! It’s wearing my favorite outfit when going out on date-night and not worrying if I look like a balloon. It’s staying on track with my eating habits, no over indulging in ice cream for this girl! It’s watching a funny movie or reading a great book #GIRLBOSS. And most importantly, it’s about being in the moment and enjoying my day-to-day life, just as I wish.

So, share with us! What makes you feel comfortable when TOM comes to visit? Or, what did you do to feel comfortable during a TOM situation?

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92 thoughts on “Comfort During that Time of the Month

  1. Mary Happymommy says:

    I ask my husband for a massage.

  2. Nicole says:

    I go and get a mani and pedi to pamper myself. It is my favorite!

  3. Elena says:

    I like to take hot bubble bath to pamper myself

  4. stacey b says:

    I don't get the chance to pamper myself often, but when I do I love going to get a pedicure and going out to lunch at one of my favorite restaurants.

  5. Kelly D says:

    I pamper myself by eating chocolate and wearing my favorite pajamas.

  6. Wild Orchid says:

    I pamper myself by lighting candles and taking a bubble bath!

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  7. heather says:

    To pamper myself I like to take a hot bubble bath with music and a glass of wine.

  8. Lisa Brown says:

    i try to take a long hot bath at least once a week to pamper myself

  9. steve weber says:

    I will go and get a full body massage to help me relax.

  10. Courtney b says:

    i pamper myself by taking a lot hot bath with lots of bubbles and a good book!

    thank you! xoxo

  11. Cynthia C says:

    Wait long enough and TOM goes away forever LOL!

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  13. Susan Smith says:

    I pamper myself by taking a nice bubble bath, listening to music and reading a good book.

  14. natalie says:

    I try to pamper myself by going for long walks or runs and by taking lots of hot showers. Listening to music is also pampering.

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  16. maureen says:

    I will take a few minutes to have a nice hot epsom salts bath with some candles and magazines.
    I will try and have a few minutes to myself to knit as well. for me this is very calming.

  17. friv 5 says:

    The balance and what we can do for the satisfaction and peace as possible.

  18. Elle says:

    I pamper myself by taking a nice, hot bath with a good book.

  19. tcarolinep says:

    I enjoy the whole box of dark chocolate truffles to pamper myself.
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  20. Ashley H says:

    A hot bubble bath.

  21. anna pry says:

    take hot bath, relax with coffee and chocolate

  22. tina m says:

    i take a hot bath.

  23. d schmidt says:

    I pamper myself by taking 15 minutes to myself to drink a cup of tea, eat some chocolate and catch up online.

  24. shiwangi says:

    Taking a hot shower is really very soothing and calming for me.

  25. Kimmy Ripley says:

    I pamper myself with a few chocolates and a glass of wine when it's that time of the month!

  26. Erika says:

    The rare moments I get a chance to sit down with a cup of tea and enjoy some silence is great pampering!


  27. Cindy says:

    I sleep in on weekends.

  28. maria cantu says:

    I take a warm bath.

  29. I pamper myself with fancy chocolates and a cup of coffee. I also like to be alone.

  30. couponboss says:

    I ask for a foot massage.

  31. ANGEL JACKLYN says:


  32. Erica Best says:

    i love ice tea and a good book

  33. Kerry says:

    A hot bath and glass of wine if my favorite pampering.

  34. Rebecca says:

    I like to take a nice hot bath with lots of chocolate.

  35. Amy S says:

    I love a nice bubble bath!

  36. Betty C says:

    I pamper myself with a long hot bath and leave the phone in another room so I won't be disturbed.

  37. Tabathia B says:

    I curl up with a good bood

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  38. Sonya Morris says:

    When it is that time of the month I try to rest as much as possible! I just stopped breastfeeding so the monthly thing is miserable and there is nothing like having a good excuse to lay on the couch during the day!!

  39. Wanda McHenry says:

    Thank goodness this over for me, but all I could do to find comfort was to lye down with a heating pad.

  40. Amanda S says:

    i get manicures when I can

  41. Lisa Garner says:

    I like to give myself a pedicure to feel pampered.

  42. Debbie B says:

    i pamper myself by relaxing with a good book!

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  43. angie says:

    I pamper myself by allowing myself to take a nap once in a while during the day. I don't often have time for this, so when I do it is great!

  44. Thomas Murphy says:

    I like to go out to a nice dinner to pamper myself.

  45. Debbie B says:

    i like to pamper myself by relaxing with a good book

  46. Janice Cooper says:

    A nice manicure and pedicure

  47. Bonnie C. says:

    I pamper myself by taking care of my nails – I am usually taking on the phone or watching TV at the time, and I take off any polish that is on them, and then I groom my cuticles, file and shape my nails, and then if I want to put on a new color I do that (base coat, 2 coats of color, top coat, and drying drops). It's a necessary task, but also relaxing. :-)

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    I will try and have a few minutes to myself to knit as well. for me this is very calming.

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