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Working From Home in 2020 with Hot Flashes

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Menopause symptoms are enough to handle during normal circumstances, let alone during the pandemic we all are experiencing. The stress and worry may be causing an influx of hot flashes, and you find yourself constantly running
around, trying to find ways to quickly cool down.

If you are working from home right now, this isn’t very practical or a great use of your time. With meetings, projects and everything else going on with others at home, it can feel hard to keep the control you may have once had at the
office.

We here at Humantec Inc are all working from home and wanted to offer some of our tips and tricks to stay cool, calm and collected while working remotely with hot flashes. Here are our top 4 tips!


1. Keep Your Work and Living Space Separate.

This can make all the difference in the world. During your working hours, it can be easy to get distracted by things; like what needs to be done around the house, a show on Netflix that is binge worthy, or general family stuff.

This can be said the other way around. When you are done work for the day, do you find yourself checking your emails after dinner or as you go to bed? Keeping these spaces separate allows you to focus on what you need to in the moment.


2. Set a Daily Routine

This can be useful in two parts. Before and During work hours. We all had a routine when we were heading into the office. Making sure you were up at a certain time, then breakfast, coffee, and off to work. When you got to the office, you had a schedule of what needed to be completed by the end of the day. You can still create this routine.

Waking up and giving yourself time to go for a walk, have breakfast, stretch and do yoga before going to your work space can help feel that you have accomplished and taken control of your morning.

Once work hours begin, make a list of everything you wish to accomplish for the day and work on each task separately.

Without a routine, it can be easy to get distracted, feel disorganized and you may find yourself with multiple tasks that don’t ever get completed.


3. Give Yourself Breaks (and Take Them!)

With a daily routine, it is important to ensure you have breaks in your day. Grab a cup of tea, go for a small walk for fresh air, whatever you need to be able to give your mind some rest will help decrease any stress you may find yourself in.


4. Keep Control of Your Hot Flashes

Stressful moments can easily happen when working from home, which can trigger hot flashes. If your work consists of multiple phone calls, presentations and video conferences, it’s hard to keep running back and forth to the freezer for something cool or the shower to rinse off.

Like being in the office, having Menopod in your work space can help you keep that control without having to rush around the house finding whatever means to get control and comfort.

 

Remember, you are not alone in your home bound experience. We hope you are staying safe and healthy! If you have any other tips that have worked for you, share in the comments. 

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A Message from Our President
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A Husband's Guide to Menopause

A Husband's Guide to Menopause

As women begin to deal with menopause symptoms, it can be difficult to know how you can help or to fully understand what is happening. With Menopause being a taboo subject, your partner may have difficulty to describe what is happening or how she is feeling. It can be frustrating and confusing (for both of you), and you may feel helpless to know how you can help.

In this article, you will find a guide of what your partner is experiencing, and how you can help during the transition.

1. Educate Yourself

The first thing you can do is try and better understand what menopause is, what the different symptoms are and how they can affect her, both mentally and physically. While you won't be able to fully understand how it feels, having an understanding of what is happening will help you be supportive as you need to be. Many women feel lost, lonely and helpless. Some feel like a shell of themselves and are trying to figure out what is happening.

2. Ask her what she needs

Every woman experiences menopause differently. While a majority deal with hot flashes on a regular basis, others will feel more of the mental effects. Provide her with open communication. Asking her how you can help, or what can help lets her know that you care about her and that you support her. She may feel scared or uncomfortable to talk about the experience and changes that are happening, so asking her allows her the change to talk it out with you, the person she trusts more than anyone. Offer support, run a bath, help clean around the house, hug her (unless she is having a hot flash, then get her something to help cool her down)

3. No pressure!

Whatever you do, don’t ask when her symptoms will end, or how long it will last. Like you, she doesn’t know the answer to that, and it’s not helpful. If she had the power, she wouldn’t have any of the symptoms, to begin with. On average, menopause symptoms last anywhere from 4-8 years, but everyone is different.

4. Be patient

Know that Menopause is not forever, even though it could feel like it for both of you. Resist the urge to snapback. I know, easier said than done. Remember that estrogen and hormone levels play their part that can cause emotional frustration and temperament. Try to stop, breath and walkaway.

5. Accept the silence

Some woman may need the space to be quiet to self reflect. Don’t take the silence as something you have done, it may not be anything to do with you. The changes are physically and mentally, so sometimes quiet spaces are great for meditation and practise breathing.

6. Encourage to seek help

Anxiety can be crippling. With menopause, some women find they lose their self-confidence and need professional support and help to get through the transition. Offer to go with her. It will mean a lot to have you there.

 

Everybody goes through menopause differently. Open communication to understand what she is experiencing is key. She’ll notice your support and efforts and really appreciate it.