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EQUELLE + 5 Self-Care Tips During Perimenopause (or Menopause)

EQUELLE + 5 Self-Care Tips During Perimenopause (or Menopause)

This post is sponsored by EQUELLE. All views and text are my own.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Oh, and a super busy time of the year too with all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

It’s right around this time of year when I seem to get super stressed and try to take on way too much all at once. Self-care has always been hard for me to fit into my busy lifestyle even though I know how important it is.

It doesn’t help that my perimenopause symptoms have me feeling a little unlike myself these days. I find that if I don’t take time for myself on top of my hot flashes and overall mood issues, I could end up having a complete meltdown (and melt from the hot flashes!)

I have compiled some tips that work for me to help me slow down and focus on self-care. I hope these serve as a reminder of the simple things you can do to feel good!

1. Exercise regularly. I don’t need to sign up for any marathons any time soon, but when I do some cardio exercise several times a week I always feel better. I find that my perimenopause symptoms are reduced and by staying active, I decrease my stress levels and increase my energy.

2. Eat healthy. As I’ve entered this stage of my life, I notice that when I exercise and eat a well-balanced diet, I have been able to maintain my current weight. I can lessen my mood issues with a balanced diet and keep off unwanted extra pounds.

3. Keep cool. One of the most common symptoms of perimenopause and menopause is hot flashes. Aside from, keeping my bedroom temperature a little lower overnight and dressing in lighter clothing helps throughout the day, I have also seen such improvement since using Equelle.  Below, I talk more about my journey using this product.

4.  Increase Vitamin D and Calcium. My doctor recommended that I eat more foods that are rich in Vitamin D and Calcium to help support my bone health during early menopause. I know that my bones will stay strong and I reduce risk of fractures in the future if I continue to increase my calcium intake.

5. Relax and breathe. There is nothing like taking a few deep breaths throughout the day to help reduce stress and anxiety. Simply making time for myself and relaxing my mind makes me feel less anxious. I know the importance of relaxing and when I sit back and just breathe, my mind is clearer and my day becomes so much easier.

So as I continue to live with the symptoms of early perimenopause, I can do so a lot easier with EQUELLE.  If you’ve read my last two posts about this genius supplement HERE and HERE, you will know that it is a non-hormonal, non-prescription product that offers relief from hot flashes and muscle aches that can happen during menopause. †

As I continue with this journey, I know that with the help of EQUELLE and plenty of self-care, I will be able to survive (and talk about!) my perimenopause experience in a positive way.

†This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Dealing with symptoms of early perimenopause or menopause? Here are my 5 self-care tips plus how EQUELLE helps me deal with perimenopause a lot easier!


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Jocelyn Brown
Jocelyn Brown

A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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  1. 12/31/2019 / 3:10 pm

    Since my ovaries and my uterus have been removed before the age of 50 I will never know when I am in menopause 🙂

  2. 12/31/2019 / 2:07 pm

    I’ll have to keep this in mind for the coming years.

  3. Rose Ann Sales
    12/31/2019 / 5:46 am

    Oh I’m a little too far from this stage of life, but I will definitely share this to my aunt.

  4. 12/31/2019 / 5:07 am

    I will let my aunt see this. Thanks for the helpful tips! Happy New year!

  5. 12/31/2019 / 12:38 am

    Thanks for all of your great suggestions. I have just started this peri-menopause phase (at 42), and I have to admit that I was not prepared for this phase in life! I am learning a lot!

  6. 12/30/2019 / 9:42 pm

    Great tips for self- care during the perimenopausal period and menopause period. This period is full of changes and these are great suggestion.

  7. Kuntala Bhattacharya
    12/30/2019 / 3:04 pm

    Very important article for girls. I am above 40 and will have to undergo this after a few more years. I am afraid of hot flashes. Will try to follow your advice.

  8. 12/30/2019 / 7:28 am

    This is a really great guide and some of these tips are applicable universally! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Fran Jorgensen
    12/30/2019 / 5:31 am

    I am starting to suffer from these symptoms, so your tips are very hand and just in time! It’s so hard to find ME time and to get into a routine of exercise!

  10. Henson
    12/30/2019 / 1:38 am

    nice tips… all women need to know about this

  11. 12/29/2019 / 7:22 pm

    Those are wonderful tips and a good reminder for this stage of women life to support bone health.

  12. Bindu Thomas
    12/26/2019 / 11:46 am

    Great reminder for all of us to take care of ourselves, especially with perimenopause and menopause. Thanks for sharing the tips.

  13. 12/25/2019 / 9:45 am

    I dread this thing they call hot flashes and menopause itself. I hope it won’t be as dreadful when I get to the age.

  14. Monica Y
    12/24/2019 / 5:18 pm

    Great tips, I am getting closer to that age, so I will be making sure to follow some of them

  15. 12/24/2019 / 4:29 pm

    Amazing tips, I’m proud of you finding a solution for the issues you get and try to live as happy as possible. I agree with regulatory exercising because it keeps the mind and everything buys. I wish you a wonderful Holiday and marry Christmas.

  16. Rose Ann Sales
    12/24/2019 / 7:19 am

    Love these tips..! Thanks for including calcium intake. It was such a nice reminder, I always forgot to keep an eye on mine.

  17. Bella
    12/23/2019 / 10:18 pm

    these are so some great self care tips, I totally need a self care day soon!!

  18. Rosey
    12/23/2019 / 10:06 pm

    It’s such an odd time. So many have been through it but no two times are the same, so you can’t even really get much advice! Good for you for taking on the hard topics!

  19. 12/23/2019 / 5:04 pm

    I agree that eating healthy during perimenopause and menopause is so important to prevent weight gain. It’s so much easier to gain weight during perimenopause and menopause!

  20. Andrew Koscielecki
    12/23/2019 / 11:55 am

    Good tips, I need to share them with my Wife

  21. Kristine Nicole Alessandra
    12/23/2019 / 11:28 am

    I guess I would consider myself lucky because I did not have any of the menopause symptoms. My period just stopped. However, I think we should take better care of ourselves, especially during this period in life.

  22. Gervin Khan
    12/23/2019 / 11:24 am

    This is helpful! Thanks for sharing these tips! I guess I need these very soon.

  23. Sundeep
    12/23/2019 / 9:47 am

    Thanks for sharing these helpful tips I know someone who is facing early menopause and I am sharing this blog with her.

  24. 12/23/2019 / 4:13 am

    I’m perimenopausal myself, so these suggestions are very helpful. I’m hoping for a smooth transition.

  25. 12/22/2019 / 11:28 pm

    These sound like some great tips to help you through this time of your life. You definitely need to make sure you think of yourself and look after you, when going through such things.

  26. 12/22/2019 / 11:57 am

    It’s another stage of a woman’s life that isn’t talked about enough. Thanks for the reminder to take time out and take care of me!

  27. Krysten
    12/22/2019 / 11:29 am

    Oh man, it has been a BUSY holiday season. I’m kind of ready for it to be done actuall. Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us!

  28. 12/22/2019 / 2:56 am

    I love being in my 40s! I have to check this out. Thank you for the tips!

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