Are you a woman of a certain age?
Are you familiar with that feeling of dread when you’re with a colleague or client and you sense that inner heat ramping up and you’ve got nowhere to hide?
You can’t focus on anything except that bright red glow inside you, your reddening face and the beads of sweat on your upper lip?
Hot flushes, hot flashes, temperature bursts, personal summers – call it what you like – they’re unpleasant, distressing and mortifying in public.
I know how much they upset me. It’s uncomfortable, impossible to dress appropriately and they’re embarrassing right?
You’re on fire but not in a good way!
Well, whether you’ve been suffering with hot flushes for years, months or just a few weeks you don’t need to suffer any longer.
I’m going to share with you a very simple and practical way to reduce those hot flushes today.
How you can reduce your hot flushes from today
It’s really quite simple.
You’ve got to turn detective and track your flare ups!
Yep that’s right you’re going to become a hot flush private detective and you’re going to keep a hot flush diary!
Indulge in your stationary habit and buy a beautiful journal or tap the info straight into your phone or laptop.
You’ve got to track your hot flushes in order to get the information you need to eliminate them.
Make a note of how many you have each day and the circumstances.
Get specific with what’s going on around the time of the hot flush.
- Have you eaten a particular type of food?
- Have you drunk a certain drink?
- Were you talking to a certain person?
- What was the environment like? Warm, cold, dry, damp etc
- Have you been exercising? What exercise were you doing?
- What were you wearing? What make is the fabric?
It’s essential that you pinpoint the triggers for your temperature bursts because once you know what the triggers are then you can address those triggers and minimize your flushes.
There’s no doubt that the hot flush diary is the place to start if you want to reduce your hot flushes. It’s one of the most simple and effective tools in my menopause tool kit.