PMS happens, but fights don’t have to. We’ve got some tips on how to avoid a PMS fueled fight, when you’re seeing red.
Inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale. When you’re all wound up, deep breathing can help you let it go. Take a moment to center yourself, to move away from the situation, and catch your breath.
Talk it Out
It might not be your first choice, but talking it out with whoever you’re fuming at can extinguish the fire. Figure out what’s really going on through a candid and calm conversation; you’ll skip the apology that always follows a silly fight.
Go for a Run
Not only are you physically removing yourself from the situation, but you’ll get some much needed endorphin to hopefully mellow your mood and maybe even cheer you up!
Count to 10
Like deep breathing exercises, counting to 10 is a moment of meditation when you spiritually step away from a heated moment, to center yourself and hopefully realize how petty whatever your almost fight is.
Phone a friend
Reach out for some wiser words, phone a friend who knows you well, who hopefully can make you laugh and talk you through (and out of) whatever fight were about to start.
Distraction, distraction, delicious distraction. Here’s a tip: if you’re hungry, angry, lonely, or tired, it’s best to step away from a situation because you’re not thinking straight. So HALT and eat some cake.
If all else fails, or maybe do this first: walk away from the situation. Just walk away. You’ll thank us later.