This post is sponsored by Summer’s Eve® , but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Let me start by saying, today's post is for the ladies only - now that we have that covered, let's get to chatting.

I know talking about our lady bits can be a little... ahem, awkward. But really, it shouldn't be. We all have the same parts, we all have similar worries, and most of us have to deal with a monthly visitor that we don't necessarily like.

While I sadly haven't created a "cure" for that time of the month, I have found a few ways to make it a little bit more manageable. So instead of laying around in pain or picking your appearance apart in the mirror, use these tips to help you get the most out of life, even when Aunt Flo is visiting.

5 Ways to Make "That Time of The Month" More Bearable

1. Be sure to pamper yourself -

Do something YOU love to do. For me, it's crafting or taking pictures. While this isn't an instant fix, doing something that makes you happy will most definitely transform your mood - PMS or not.

2. Take a Second to Freshen Up -

It's truly not something anyone talks about, but sometimes we need to freshen up our lady bits while dealing with our period. It's nothing to be ashamed of, it's life.

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3. Empower Yourself & Gain Knowledge-

I know there's a million sources of information coming at you. From blogs, to books, to social media, to the tv. But choosing to supply your brain with pointless information is literally draining you. This is something you should practice all month long, year round, but let's start with today. Empower your mind. Choose a self-help book, watch a documentary about self-improvement, or even just turn off social media and meditate in a quiet space.

4. Dress the Part -

Even when I absolutely don't feel like it, getting dressed always helps me snap into a better mood. Grab a cute dress, preferably one with pockets and head on out on the town... or just hang out in your backyard. For me, changing clothes can change my mindset, test it out and see for yourself.

5. Track Your Life -

Keep track of your symptoms to really get to know yourself and how your cycle is going to happen. Instead of the dreaded mishap of ruining your favorite white pants, keep yourself up to date on when Aunt Flo is expected to arrive with one of several apps available! Not only will this make life easier, it'll also help you plan things like vacations and other fun activities outside of your time of the month.

So tell me, how do you fight the period funk most of us seem to get? I'd love some more tips and tricks to make me feel better when Aunt Flo is visiting!