By Alicia Simpson
Are you confuse whether you already entering menopause or not?
You feel not all the sign appeared to you, except you
stress all the time. Itís a fact that not knowing what to
from menopause can cause you more stress than if you are well
informed. However, if you arm yourself with the bodily facts
about menopause, you will be in a more knowledgeable position
to discuss with your physician any kind of medical treatment
or she may prescribe.
Despite the new openness concerning menopause, it can still be
a shock when a woman realizes she has reached this time in her
life because even during the best times of our lives, change
bring on stress.
A woman in menopause faces physical changes and new emotional
realities. Although Eastern and Western disciplines disagree
the interpretations of stress response and their prescriptions
for how to deal with it, recognition has grown in both
disciplines that body and mind are intertwined, working
together Ė or against each other.
When you enter menopause, stress is likely to be a factor,
simply because of the new layer of change thatís being added
your life. It can be helpful to understand what we now know
about response to stress before you think about ways to deal
Here are 10 easy steps for distressing you when entering
1. Write a list of goals you'd like to achieve. Focus on doing
a few really well, rather than a lot in a mediocre way. You
can't add hours to the day, but you can cut down on
2. Say no instead of yes. People agree to requests from others
because they like to please them. Instead, realize that you
have a right to say no. Creating plans or policies makes
no easier. ("I'm sorry, I already have a financial planner."
"I'm sorry, we already have a plan for giving to charities.")
3. Stop being a slave to communication tools. Do you really
need an office phone, a home phone, a cellular phone, pager,
fax, e-mail and internet ICQ technology?
4. Stop spending time to save money. Instead, spend money to
save time. Don't drive across town to save a few cents on a
grocery item. It's not worth your time. Do hire someone to do
chores you're not fond of.
5. Cancel subscriptions to magazines you never get around to
reading. Only read one newspaper per day.
6. Cut back on television time. Only watch those shows you
decide on beforehand. Circle them in the television-listing
magazine. Then turn off the television when the program is
over. Cancel extra cable television packages for channels you
rarely watch. Go for broke. Give up watching television
7. Clean out your basement or your office. If you're not using
something, get rid of it. Put an expiration date on items when
you can't decide to keep them or not. Get rid of them when the
expiration date arrives.
8. Quit organizations that aren't contributing to your
advancement, your network or your fun.
9. Automate repetitive, clerical, mechanical tasks. For
instance, set up automatic bill payments. Include your
automatic savings plan as part of your monthly spending.
10. Make a plan for the weekend that doesn't involve work.
to spend more time with your family or with people who make
positive contributions to your life. Stop spending time with
people who are a drain on your energy or vitality.
About The Author: Alicia Simpson is a mother and housewife who
experience menopause. Her new guide book: Menopause without
Stress and find more about her experience on menopause at