When it is your time of the month it is hard to fight the cravings for chocolate and to curl up on the sofa and binge-watch Gilmore Girls. Now, this is not a bad thing to do, it is about listening to your body and giving it what it needs. If you need to rest then stay in your pyjamas all day. But if you are starting to feel sluggish and down, maybe you need to go outside for some fresh air.
It is all about taking a breath and doing what your body and mind really need. Now, take this and apply it to the planet. It is easy to go with the flow and never really think too hard about climate change, sustainability, fast fashion, recycling and period pollution.
Did you know that the UK flushes 2.5m tampons and 1.4m pads down the toilet each day! This is awful for our oceans and rivers, period pollution is a big issue. When you are being kind to yourself make sure to be kind to the planet.
Be Kind To Yourself On Your Period
When you are on your period you need to show yourself kindness as being on your period can leave you feeling cooped up and frustrated.
Life can be stressful, and finding ways to be kind to yourself and unwind is vital to your overall wellbeing. Here are a few ways you can show yourself some love:
- Get out of the house and head into town and support local small businesses.
- Stretch your legs
- Buy a fresh bunch of flowers
- Do a face mask.
- Take a hot bath after a long day
- Put on some fresh pyjamas
- Light a candle
- Read a book
When you aren’t feeling your best it is easy to let these little practices slide, making you feel worse. Find what works for you!
What Are Considered Sustainable Period Products?
Period products cause a lot of waste and are bad for the environment, but increasingly over the past few years, eco-friendly solutions have become available. Finding small ways to do good for the planet and yourself during your period, is so important.
Every day more and more period products are coming on the market to combat the period product waste issue. At FabLittleBag we support the circular economy of waste by providing sustainable bags for period products to be disposed of correctly instead of going into our rivers and oceans.
Sustainability is the future and vital to the health of the planet. Periods aren’t going anywhere but the planet might! Climate change is a real and pressing issue, so making a push to be as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible is the kindest thing to do not just for your planet but for yourself.