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5 easy ways to beat the period blues

That time of month can be painful, let's be honest. From killer cramps to all-over-the-place emotions, it isn't exactly the most fun time to be a girl. Fortunately, there are some ways to prevent period probs (or at least make them a little less worse).

1. Take a long shower
If nothing else, taking a nice hot shower can help you relax and help you feel nice and clean, considering how messy periods can get. If you can figure out how to do it without creating a disaster scene, you might even take a bath. 

2. Eat dark chocolate (#win)
Contrary to popular belief, you shouldn't really eat too much junk food while on your period, but there is one saving grace for that sweet tooth: dark chocolate. At 70% cocoa or more, dark chocolate can help relax your muscles and relieve cramps. 

3. Excercise or stretch
We know, all you want to is lie in bed in your favorite comfy sweats. Fight the urge to have another #lazyday, though: Excercising is another great hack to killing pesty period cramps. If you simply can't make it to the gym, some light stretching can also do the trick.

4. Keep your room cool and cozy
Sleeping with your period is hard. A snuggly space (with a temp of about 68) can make it easier to catch some z's despite that period pain. 

5. Be prepared 
Half the battle is staying sane for the week. Keep your stress levels down by being prepared. Pack your bag with painkillers, extra pads or tampons, water and some healthy snacks. No more scrambling around to every girl in your grade trying to inconspicously ask for an spare tampon. You're ahead of the game.

What's your fave way to relax on your period? Let us know in the comments. 

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by Cydnii Jones | 11/30/2017