Women and stress
Women have a crucial role on education and society on a general way. Women are the ones who bring up men. What I mean is that women bring up sons as well as they bring up girls (future women).
If a mother is too stressed, busy, she is probably not going to be patient enough to educate her kids and communicate with them on a balanced and healthy way.
Nowadays women must play several roles – mother, daughter, partner, professional, carer – and they also have to take care of their own physical and mental health.
We cannot forget that women are not like men. Fortunately… they’re different! And one of those biggest differences is the endocrine system. Women’s endocrine system is like a roller coaster, it goes up and down and sometimes we don’t realize that this means big emotional changes. Emotional changes make women respond differently to stress factors. It’s important that we know which hormonal phase we are in so that we can manage stress accordingly.
We all know that Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a phase in which almost every woman suffer some changes on the way of being. They are usually more irritable, more impatient, intolerant, more emotional and vulnerable and occasionally, they feel strong pain and physical discomfort.These moments are also part of a women’s life and accepting this fact doesn’t mean that women are inferior or weak.Being aware of this is crucial, as it is to make a personal stress management on these situations.
Pregnancy, postpartum and breastfeeding are also times when hormonal changes cause emotional and mental changes. As well as menopause and pre-menopause do.
The response to stress factors during these phases is completely different to the response during phases of hormonal tranquillity.
It is important to have the time and care to manage stress, so that when someone goes through this kind of moment doesn’t feel lost on his/her emotions.
A good management and prevention of daily stress will allow woman to live these periods with more tranquillity and serenity.