Syncing With Your Cycle
Women have so much wisdom within them; when we listen to our bodies we can live powerfully, purposefully and kick butt in all that we set out to do.
When we tune into our cycle and live in sync with our hormonal patterns we flow out of one cycle and into another with ease. We recognise and enjoy the beautiful process of our journey from day to day, week to week and month to month.
Rather than honouring this womanly cyclical nature, too many of us dread the arrival of our period, often seen as an inconvenience, stealing away productivity, not to mention the pain that many experience.
Learning more about your cycle and choosing to listen to rather than fight against what is natural to your body can help you learn to feel joy when it arrives. Because it is a reminder to that your body is your guidance and is telling you when it is time to take a step back, rest, reflect and set intentions. It is a time to grab your journal and put on paper and pen in motion of your dreams and desires for the next month.
Journaling With Your Cycle
The purpose of the “Intentions for the next month” pages is to allow yourself to take a step back and think about what your next month will look like, the steps you will take and the frame of your headspace that will allow your desires to manifest. This can be done on day 1 - day 3 of your cycle which is the first 3 days of your period/cycle.
As you plan for your month ahead, you can keep in mind that generally the first half of your cycle you will have more energy to check off the list of to-dos that you would otherwise dread doing. So now is the time to get things in motion!
Day 14-ish: Reflection
The purpose of the “Reflecting on this month” pages is to help you find a balance and maintain the changes you have made to balance the old with the new. This can be done around ovulation or mid-cycle if you are unsure when you ovulate.
As you think about the goals that you had set at the beginning of the month, ask yourself if you were overshooting or undershooting. What things worked for you and what did not? Then decide how you can maintain the flow of this month until the days closer to your next period. These are the days where you will feel your energy depleting and naturally want to retreat inwards.
Cyclical journaling also allows us to keep track of how we feel throughout our cycles both physically, mentally and emotionally. Doing this helps us to understand ourselves better in a way that is synchronised with the natural rise and fall of our hormones.
Remember to have fun and enjoy the process of cyclical journaling because you are doing this for you! Use prompts, make brainstorms, to-do lists, bucket lists, affirmations, gratitude or even write letters -- the possibilities are endless and there is no right or wrong way to journal.