The 13 Things You Should Never Do While On Your Period

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Every woman gets too emotional during her period, and men do not miss their chance to complain. When you are having your period you often have problems with cramps and hormonal issues, even getting out of bed can sometimes be a real struggle.

Due to these mood changes and cramps, there are certain things you need to avoid doing while you are on your period. Here in this article, we will present you a list of things you should never do, while you are on your period.

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If you are in your kitchen and cooking while you are on your period, you run the risk of hurting somebody. Now, you will probably wonder how. The answer is simple, if you are cooking you are most likely to have a knife near you. Now tell us, what if you have one of those emotional attacks while having a knife in your hand? You can easily hurt yourself or someone else. Therefore cooking is one of the things you should never do while you are on your period. Simply stay out of the kitchen.

2.Use your phones

The reason why you should avoid using your phone is simple, you may end up calling your ex. This is a very emotional time of the month for you, you are most likely having mood changes all the time, you may feel alone and in these moments you are probably going to make the worst mistake of your life, that is calling your ex. And you are not going to stop there. You will want to get back together with him and if he rejects you, you will curse him for no reason. Therefore in this emotional time of the month, it is the best for you to keep your phone away.

3.Exercise in any way

First thing you need to remember is that you are not fat, you are just bloated because of the period. As soon as your period is over, you will be sexy once again. What we are trying to say is that you do not need to exercise and risk ruining your new workout clothes. This way you will save yourself the trouble of putting your workout clothes through the wash until the stains come out.

4.Watch romantic comedies

Romantic comedies are not the best choice while you are on your period, especially if you are single. If you are in a relationship you should also avoid watching this kind of movie, because you may even miss being single. Therefore while you are on your period do not watch romantic comedies. The most important thing for you is to remember that people in movies and TV shows are just acting.Their screen life might be perfect, but it’s just a show, the reality can be totally opposite.

5.Eat tons of chocolate

You should not believe all the clichés you hear. Just because you are on your period, it does not mean that you have to stuff yourself with chocolate. Eating chocolate is not going to make you feel any better. Therefore you can eat a few candy bars, but remember not to go crazy, because at the end you will only be angry at yourself.

6.Start arguments

This is one of the most important things you must not do while you are on your period. As you already know this time of the month can be extremely emotional for you and the last thing you want to do is start a fight. You will probably end up saying bad things just to hurt the other person, which you will later regret it. At this time, you must avoid fighting with someone that you deeply care about, because it can affect your relationship. In moments like this you just need to calm down and count to 10. Leave the argument for some other days.

7.Get out of bed

If you are feeling terrible, then it is probably the best if you stay in your bed. When you are all cranky no one wants to deal with you. That is why it is the best if you stay in your bed and sleep a little bit more. If you can stay in your bed for 2 or 3 days, do so. After this emotional crisis is over you can leave your bed.

8.Take a shower

While you are on your period there is no point in taking a shower. If you want to stay clean and feel better, taking a bath is always the better alternative. Maybe you can spice up things with some wine and music and just relax. This relaxing bath will make your body and mind feel amazing.

9.Do housework

The heap of clothes on your bathroom floor and the pile of junk on the kitchen cabinet are not going anywhere. Therefore you do not need to bother and clean it right away, just leave it, and go back to bed. Read a book or watch a movie. You will clean that mess, when your period is over.

10.Eat fast food

These days of the month you need to stay at home and avoid the fast food restaurants. This places are filled with fried food that will probably make you feel worse. What you need to do is stay at home and skip the burger and the fries. Instead you can grab a mug of hot chocolate or eat a candy bar.


Running while you are on your period is probably one of the worst ideas. This is no time for burning calories. Therefore do not run across the parking lot or down the stairs, and never ever run around your block, while you are on your period. Instead of running, get back in your bed and watch a movie.

12.Sit at all

Laing is the key, because it feels so much better. Try to avoid sitting down and instead lie all day if you can.  You can lie on the couch while watching television, lie in the tub when you must get clean and always lie down in your bed. Sitting and walking will not make you feel good when you are on your period. Therefore why suffer?


Your body is already in pain, so why put your brain through pain as well?

Your kid can feed the pets and do its homework without you for couple of days, but you will not have a headache.

Do not get us wrong, while in your period you can do everything you normally do the rest of the month. We are just saying that the better option is to stay in your bed and sleep all day. This means you should do whatever you want!

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