13. Think


There's no reason to overtax your body and your brain once a month. If you've got your period, skip anything that requires thinking too hard.

Sure, your fifth grader might have to do his math homework without you and you might have to rely on your toddler to feed the pets, but you'll only feel worse if you make your brain hurt. Don't worry, everyone will get used to it.

In reality, you can do anything on your period that you’d do during the rest of the month. However, sometimes it seems like our best option is to just stay in and sleep. Whatever you’re comfortable with, go for it! What makes you feel better when you’re on your period?

This article written in collaboration with editor, Eliza Martinez

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