Persephone surrounds the premenstrual phase of our cycle. This phase brings great creativity and passion to us to tap into. Using these qualities to get through work projects, or love projects can bring great results.

However, it can also leave us feeling somewhat frustrated and can be a more difficult time for others.

Here are a few tips to avoid conflict and power through your Persephone phase.

Learn to say no

This phase brings highs and lows in your energy levels. This can sometime play havoc with your best intentions. It’s the little things, Can you meet me for coffee to help me with my business idea? Will you bring a snack to the 8th grade party on December 19th? Are you coming to our housewarming party? Can you help with the sausage sizzle next week for our club? Do you want to take the kids to see “The Nutcracker” this year?

All seemingly little commitments, but at this time of your cycle it can all be a little too much, and soon you start staying up late in order to get everything done. And then, tired, you start pressing snooze instead of meditating in the morning. Before you know it, you are unravelling at a rate of knots.

Learn to say a simple and kind “no”. It’s not hard, it’s not! And you will feel better for you in the end.

Plan ahead

Remember Persephone is a great phase to get through that list of tasks, so be prepared. Spend some time planning your week ahead to make sure you have got things covered. Then if something (or someone) awkward pops up, you can slot it into your week – too easy.

Postpone the conversation if you need more time to think about it. There’s nothing wrong with putting off the conversation until you’ve had a chance to think it through and calm down. If emotions are running high or you’re just not sure how to handle the situation, let the person know that you need a little more time to think before you talk about it.

Try something like, “I need a little more time to process this, but I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!”

Give yourself some breathing space to think, breathe and support yourself.

Practice self-awareness.

Creating boundaries are a great way of protecting yourself and it starts with honing in on your feelings and honouring them. Be aware of your behaviour and recognise this phase can sometimes bring out a somewhat frustrated and impatient version of yourself. That’s ok, you are still a beautiful human being, just remember that you have your own ebb and flow of life too.

But just consider, is what I am doing now adding to this, and can I adjust my way to diffuse this?

Use essential oils 

Essential oils help to improve your well-being, whether you use them in a massage blend on your body or in an oil diffuser to create a relaxing and calming atmosphere. The Persephone blend is filled with oils to inspire creativity and self-confidence.

Remember to give yourself some time in this phase of your cycle. You are powerful and creative and passionate and feisty. Make sure you are making the most of your cycle.