The menopause, the change, the pause. Whatever you call it, it is a time to reevaluate. Hormones collide at a period of great change in our lives. Our children are starting to leave the nest, partners will now have a clear idea of their career trajectory, and in turn what all this means for your family and indeed for your life. The menopause can be the perfect storm, when life just seems to be at odds!
Some women experience this time as stressful. You may have a sense that you no longer know yourself like you did prior to the menopause. How you react will depend on a number of things including your health, your age, your identity, your mental health and if you have achieved the things that you want to in your life.
Hormone changes may contribute to a depressed mood. We can swing from joy to frustration and irritation in a blink of an eye. The debate continues if the menopause does causes depression, but professionals agree that it effects mood. Understanding if depression or anxiety is due to menopause is a rather complex process.
If you are worrying about your mood, stress, anxiety or you simply wish to enjoy your life it may be useful to talk to a professional who can help you through this challenging process. You can reclaim your innate ability to recalibrate your life and take charge of your happiness.