Be kind to yourself
The first step in coping with the emotional changes is to accept that they are normal; you shouldn’t berate yourself for experiencing them.
Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that the mood swings and anger are “all in your head.” Remember that actual changes are happening in your brain that cause mood swings to happen.
The good news is, menopause mood swings and anger will gradually disappear, especially with proper intervention.
Are you under a lot of stress? If so, then it may be making your mood swings worse.
Reduce your workload by breaking large goals into smaller tasks. Prioritize the most important projects and delegate responsibilities to others.
Relaxation techniques like meditation, yoga, and breathing exercises also help lower stress levels.
Try some aerobic exercises
One study revealed that performing 50 minutes of aerobic exercises weekly for 6 months improved some of the symptoms of menopause, including irritability and mood swings. Additionally, exercise releases endorphins, the feel-good hormones that reduce pain.
Talk to your doctor about the best physical activity for you. To ensure that you’ll regularly exercise, pick your schedule carefully and try to make it fun by exercising in the garden or adding some music.
Get plenty of sleep
Sleep deprivation makes you more vulnerable to mood swings and irritability. Set a regular sleeping schedule and stick to it. To make it easier for you to sleep, avoid caffeine, exercise, heavy meals, and mobile phone use so close to bedtime.
Have a healthy diet
A healthy diet, just like exercise, boosts your mood. Consuming various foods rich in protein, folate, omega-3 fatty acids, and other nutrients can help ease menopause mood swings and anger.