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Did you know there’s such things as period coaches? Claire Baker is one of them! She helps women become more aware of their monthly cycles so they can be in better flow with their body and cycle sync their lives.
I have learned so much from Claire and I can’t wait for you to step through how your cycle can play into creating your best work through all seasons of your monthly cycle.
First you should think about your cycle as the entire month, women and men are cyclical beings. Women have a monthly cycle where a man’s body resets every 24 hours. If we think about that monthly cycle as encompassing four different seasons it becomes easier to breakdown and understand. We will dive into each season: Winter (the week of your menstruation/period), Spring (the week after you complete your period), Summer (the week around ovulation), Fall (the week before your period starts).
Winter a time to plan and do your best heads down work.
Let’s start with Winter. Winter starts on the first day of your period, your body is going through a lot physically during the week of menstruation and you likely feel like you want to cozy up inside and spend more time by yourself. A lot of women feel more reflective and have a yearning to plan for the future. The timing of your period can be seen as a fresh start, hormones are at an all time low during this season so don’t be surprised if you are low on energy and don’t have much desire to put yourself out there. Use this time to plan and do some heads down work that doesn’t require much self promotion, you likely won’t be feeling much like an extrovert; however, use that to your advantage and get some heads down work completed.
Spring a Time where you will want to Take Action
Most women’s cycles last about 5 days, and around day 3 you start to feel more energized and focused because of the increase in the female sex hormone estrogen. By day 5 Spring is in full bloom, you may find yourself ready to take action on the things you found yourself planning for during the winter menstruation season. Perhaps you planned new products, wrote content and now you are ready to be focused and productive. You likely feel more confident in yourself and full of exciting ideas that you can channel your energy on. Don’t be surprised if you feel slightly overwhelmed or frustrated during this season because you may have an internal battle going on trying to decide where you should focus your energy. It’s important to realize what’s going on in this season with all the energy you have and not to get overly frustrated with yourself when you can’t decide what avenue to focus your energy on. You may find it helpful to think long term about your ideas or consult with a partner or close friend or family and then go for it! This energy is amazing.
Summer a Time to Shine and Promote
During the summer season you are heading toward the point of ovulation. Estrogen continues to rise and you are quite literally in your most fertile season. You are at the peak of your hormonal cycle and you may feel more sexual, this is the time you are most likely to conceive. You may feel like wonder women with your partner and your business. The boost of hormones makes you feel like you can achieve everything all at once and be the life of the party. You will feel like socializing and putting yourself out in the world more now, more than any other time in the month. You have great optimism here! You may find yourself saying yes to everything. Just be cautious because the date when you planned that trip to Tahiti during your summer season may fall during your winter season lol. Use your Summer energy to take those pictures of yourself you have been meaning to take to spruce up your about me section of your shop or take lots of pictures you can later use on social media. Market your products during this season, reach out to others to do shop partnerships or promotions. Get yourself out there, you’ll feel like being a social butterfly!
Fall a Time to Reflect and Continue doing what Worked Well
After ovulation your body starts producing progesterone, this is the hormone that will sustain a pregnancy if your egg has been fertilized. Progesterone can also make us feel more reserved and introverted. You may feel more likely to want to take care of yourself during this time and reflect on what went well and what you want to move away from. This time in the month you may notice quite a sharp change in mood as you come out of your ovulation summer season into your rest and reflect fall season. As you head into winter (menstruation) you may find yourself being too critical of yourself and get down that everything didn’t go perfectly with your work, business and relationships. Try and recognize the increase of progesterone that may be making you feel this way. Fall is a good time to take inventory and decide what things worked great during your promotion season of summer. What do you want to keep doing and what do you want to move away from? Don’t expect yourself to be as outgoing as you were during the summer but know you can continue doing what worked well! Perhaps a certain product was really well received and another was not. Listen to your customers and reflect on that during the fall, it will be great to focus your energy on what your customers are buying and requesting more of!
After Fall you head back into Winter again and your period will start, reseting your monthly cycle again.
Once you understand the different seasons and how you may feel within each one it can be helpful to physically track your cycle. There are some great apps like Ovia or you can use a hand written journal. I find it convenient to start on day one of your cycle when you start your period. Record how you are feeling physically and emotionally each day. As you track each cycle it’s wonderful to look back and reflect on the previous cycle, you may realize what you are feeling on a certain day is very close to how you were feeling during that day in your previous cycles. Things become more clear and you can capitalize on the season that you are in! Not only is tracking your cycle beneficial for fertility in regard to pregnancy, it can be a wonderful tool for your business as well. We are women going through a monthly cycle. It’s more beautiful once you understand why you may be experiencing a certain emotion. Capitalize on the season you are in, knowledge is power and you my friend are a powerful woman! Want more info like this? Let’s be entrepreneur soul sisters, click here to sign up to receive emails from me, let’s do this!