Hormones get a bad rap by anyone who doesn’t understand their cyclic power, the role they play in creation and creativity, and anyone who finds them inconvenient, which includes many women and girls, as well as males.
However hormones are such a gift! As female hormones change across the cycle, day to day, week to week, we see a beautiful rhythm emerge that really clearly mirrors the moons phases and nature’s seasons. These layers of cycles (menstrual, moon, sun, and seasons) show us how we are meant to live: in a way that honours the cycle and our humanity. We aren’t robots. We are moons. So let’s live as we are meant to.
These cycles show us how to get the best out of ourselves if we can listen.
It would show businesses how to maximise the productivity and creativity of their menstruating staff if they could listen!
And as female creatives, coaches, healers and entrepreneurs who are our own boss and make our own rules, it’s vital we don’t fall into the trap of following the same old masculine structure we’ve been born into. Because it was built for men with their male-pattern of daily hormones – not us monthly moons.
It’s widely known and accepted that males do in fact wake, eat, sleep, do, and repeat on pretty much the same rhythm each day (give or take slight seasonal variation). Their energy level and hormone level is consistent, and it means that their ability to perform at work is consistent, with stable energy, focus, moods day in day out.
Women however simply aren’t created this way. Our hormone pattern shifts day to day, week to week, month to month. We simply don’t wake up the same person as we were yesterday, much to man’s confusion.
This means that when it comes to #worklife, productivity and creativity, we can’t expect to map out our days in the way we’ve been shown how. We actually need to factor in the menstrual cycle to support us to get the best out of ourselves. Because the menstrual phase is not the time for attending lengthy meetings, or pitching sales. And the ovulatory phase is not the optimal time for detailed editing or planning work.
We really ought to be permitted, hell, encouraged, to flex our tasks and our work hours around our own cycle. So as a woman running your own show, why not do this for yourself, and see just how much you life can change for the better!!
Building your life and biz around your menstrual cycle gives you a flexible structure that allows you to flow within it: to create the most amazing biz that honours your cycle, your needs and cyclic superpowers that emerge during each phase of your cycle, so you can flourish and succeed whilst enjoying your work!
Yet having no structure can leave you feeling messy, out of control, and overwhelmed pretty quickly when you’re your own boss, yet too strict a structure denies your need for fluidity and flexibility. So getting that perfect balance that is customised to you and your cycle is the missing link to thriving in a man’s world.
Cycle syncing your biz dishes you a high dose of:
Super-charged creativity ✔️
Optimises your productivity ✔️
Stops you burning out ✔️
Banishes overwhelm and pressure ✔️
Rest, slow days, and permission to put your needs first always ✔️
I love sharing my creative, biz, and selfcare process and structure that underlies my own life with my 1:1 coaching clients, and letting you adapt it to suit your own cycle.
Want to hear more? Would this be this missing piece for you: to have the cycles embedded in all realms of your life? Find out more about how I can support you through 1:1 Menstrual and Moon Cycle coaching at www.charlottepointeaux.com/coaching
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Did you know that on average, Australian females experience between 450-500 periods in her lifetime, with the average cycle spanning between 21-35 days, and the average bleed lasting between 2-7 days?
Once we begin menstruating (at menarche – pronounced “men-ar-kee”) which occurs anywhere these days between roughly the ages of 8-15, and commonly around ages 12-13, we begin our monthly bleed (menstrual cycle) until we reach menopause which occurs approximately at the age of 50 (although again, this can occur much earlier or later as it is do individual).
After menarche our periods will be irregular for most of our teen years until the rhythm is established and our hormones settle into their natural, beautiful cycle. You might notice that some months you bleed for longer, or more heavily than other times, or that your cycle isn’t the same length each time. This is all ok – everyone’s cycle is different.
When you want to create real change, its important that you don’t follow what you think you should be focusing on. instead, ask yourself what’s true for you. how will you know? your body will tell you.
Have you picked a word for the year yet? A New Year’s resolution? Is your year mapped out with strict timelines and a whole lotta hustle? Maybe so… But if this approach doesn’t feel quite right to you, I’d love to offer you a different way: a more feminine, embodied, feelings-based way of setting intentions for the year ahead. In this episode I’m sharing my embodied intention-setting technique which I guide all my private wild feminine coaching clients through, so you can get crystal-clear, alive, juicy and deeply inspired to call in your most luscious year yet.
What’s more, the cycle mysteries teach us that New Years Day is not the correct time to be declaring “New Year, New Me!”. Instead, there’s meant to be an in-built hibernation, restorative time to let the death of the last year complete, and the visioning and dreaming of the new year to occur before we rush in all guns blazing with our new habits.
I suggest we allow ourselves one Moon, until New Moon (22nd Jan 2023) to let our visions become clear, so we’re sure we’re choosing the right path that honours our capacity, desires, needs and energy, rather than overriding and pushing through. Let’s resist the urge to overdo it and then quit at the first hurdle, all burnt out, and instead take a cyclical, embodied approach right from the get-go.