Manifesting and Menopause: could these simple manifesting techniques help you manage menopause symptoms? Holistic health & wellbeing practitioner Nicci Roscoe author of new book, Manifest your Everything says they can
Menopause doesn’t signify the end of your life and missing out on adventures. You can still climb a mountain or jump out of a plane if you really want to, by focusing on manifesting your dreams.
Think of it as the end of one era and the beginning of another, as you experience no more periods and significant hormonal changes that can affect you in many ways physically and mentally.
Lack of self-esteem and confidence, depression, sleepless nights, hot sweats, anxiety and loss of memory, are all part of this hormonal change.
Going through the menopause can be a shock to our bodies and whole nervous system. It’s how we manage it that can make all the difference, and there are many ways to help you manage these challenging changing times.
Be kind to yourself and know that you’re not alone. Talk to your friends and family or seek professional advice, because having support during this time is important for your own mental health and wellbeing.
It’s how we manage it that can make all the difference
Our mindset and attitude along with traditional medicine such as hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and other natural remedies including Reiki and Crystal healing can also make a huge difference.
Your mind is the most powerful tool you have and it may seem challenging at the time but the more you train your brain to focus on looking at things in a different way, using distractions and changing your daily routine to include healthy eating, regular fresh air, meditation and exercise, this will give you a dose of positive natural mind medication to help you manage going through these challenging times.
Manifesting can help you through all stages of your life, and while it may not directly impact menopause, it can help you focus on self-care, changing a negative mindset to a positive one, and reducing stress which is so beneficial during this life transition.
Simple techniques can help you to feel more in control and navigate the changes you’re going through both physically and mentally.
Here are some simple manifesting techniques which could help to make menopause more manageable as you focus on other areas in your life…
Manifestation technique #1 Make your own manifestation vision board
Creating a vision board related to menopause can be a positive and empowering way to focus on your goals, desires, and aspirations during this significant life transition.
A vision board is a visual representation of your intentions and what you hope to achieve or experience during or post menopause, allowing you to visualize what you want and focus on it every day. Your unconscious mind will then concentrate on positive outcomes.
Cut out pictures of your dream home, your perfect vacation, pet, or car. You may want to include pictures that represent finding love such as hearts and happy couples together. Or perhaps you have family and friends or work colleagues you want to include in your future vision.
Cut out pictures of your dream home, your perfect vacation, pet, or car
You can stick anything you want on your manifestation board. Words are just as powerful as pictures to illustrate what you are hoping for. So, also include notes such as ‘Having fun with my family on a holiday’, ‘Opening up my life to be more spiritual’, ‘Finding peace, calm, and happiness’, ‘Having good health’, ‘Being financially secure’, and ‘Finding my dream job.’
Manifestation technique #2 Use positive affirmations
What you tell yourself can have a profound effect on how you feel. Positive affirmations can be a helpful tool for managing the psychological and emotional aspects of menopause.
These empowering statements can shift your mindset and provide emotional support as you navigate the challenges and changes that come with this life transition.
To encourage positive self-talk, tell yourself positive affirmations, or to put it simply, empowering words that remind you regularly to change negative thoughts to positive ones.
Examples during the menopause could include, ‘I embrace this new phase of life with confidence’, ‘I am in tune with my body’s changes and am patient with myself as I adapt’, ‘I have the strength to handle challenges which come my way during menopause’, and ‘I am open to new possibilities and opportunities which menopause may bring into my life.’
Manifestation technique #3 Anchoring
Anchoring is a way of connecting a positive memory where you felt particularly happy, relaxed or positive with a physical action. This enables you to bring the energy of the memory into the present moment to help you feel good.
To anchor effectively, think of a time you felt happy and confident, visualize your surroundings and people you were with. Then, squeeze your thumb and forefinger together on one hand. Feel these good, confident feelings. Make them bigger, brighter, and bolder.
See yourself feeling confident and empowered and imagine stepping into the moment. Turn up the volume, double this feeling, then triple it! Make it even bigger and brighter as you begin to smile and feel so much happier and good about yourself.
Stay in this happy, confident place for about 30 seconds and keep repeating whenever you need to.
Manifestation technique #4 Meditation
Meditation takes you to a place of peace, calm and clarity, which when you’re struggling with menopause can be much needed. It can also help us to re-energise, and so much more.
There are many ways to meditate including visualisation, listening to music or guided meditations. ‘Word meditation’ is something I developed after training with Deepak Chopra in the US many years ago.
These positive words you keep repeating go deep into your subconscious mind
Focus on positive words such as ‘I feel calm, I feel peaceful, I’m in control’. Repeat these words over and over again until they seem to fade as you go deeper into a beautiful meditation.
Allow anything else that comes into your mind to flow out and keep coming back to these words. Put a timer on your phone or clock for two minutes and gradually build up to five minutes, ten minutes and then 20 minutes.
These positive words you keep repeating go deep into your subconscious mind and will help you to feel calmer and more in control of your emotions following your meditation.
Manifestation technique #5 Reframe negative thoughts and choose positive ones
When you have been focusing on the negative, it’s time to re- train your brain to start thinking positively and change the outcomes of your behaviour toward both yourself and how you come across to others.
If you tell yourself ‘I’m stuck, and no one can help me’, or ‘I can’t do this’, then you’ll stay in this negative pattern. By constantly focusing on the negative you will also keep getting more negative thoughts and feelings coming into your subconscious.
Reframing these thoughts can start to give you a new outlook on how you deal with your life and challenging situations. You’ll notice how by focusing on the positive there will be exciting new outcomes instead of staying in the negative state that won’t give you what you need.
it’s time to re- train your brain to start thinking positively
Your new positive thoughts will enhance your life and give you a new perspective instead of thinking you’re not worthy and are not good at anything you do.
Reframing involves looking at your negative beliefs in a different way, from a positive perspective, and changing the words around to give a positive focus to what you are telling yourself.
The more you practice reframing your thoughts, the more you can change your mindset to a positive one and start feeling happier and relieved from not constantly focusing on what hasn’t helped you mentally or physically.
Having a positive outlook will help to add time to your lifespan. Just by telling yourself ‘I’m looking forward to today’, ‘I feel strong and in control’, or ‘I feel calm, relaxed and happy’, you are re-training your brain to focus on positive outcomes and making the changes you want.
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