When date night, girls’ night or just another Saturday night syncs up with your cycle, it can be hard to stick to your original plans. There’s nothing wrong with staying in, but your period should not hold you back from being social.  

Here are a few tips to make getting out of the house a little easier:

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Prep for Going Out

  • You’ve made up your mind that you’re still headed out? Great! Get the rest of your body on board. Use a hot compress or drink your favorite warm tea to help keep symptoms at bay before leaving the house.
  • While you’re at it, toss a Midol® Complete On-the-Go pouch in your purse. It’s convenient, pocket-sized and can relieve many PMS symptoms you might experience while you’re out, such as cramps, bloating, fatigue, headaches and backaches.
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Friday Night with the Girls 

  • If anyone’s going to understand how you feel, it’s this group. Put on your coziest yoga pants — your girlfriends won’t judge.
  • Headed to the movies? Steer clear of the buttery popcorn and choose healthier snack options, like a small box of yogurt-covered raisins or a soft pretzel, to avoid that bloated feeling.
  • Instead of indulging in a soda or other sugary drink, opt for some water or sugar-free tea. Staying hydrated with the good stuff can help manage multiple symptoms of PMS.
  • Before you go, discreetly apply Midol® Heat Vibes patch on top of your underwear for relief from menstrual cramps and back pain.
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Saturday Night with the Significant Other 

  • Hot date? Wear a dress instead of pants. It will look like you’re making a lot of effort, but with pajama-level comfort.
  • Set your own curfew! Getting eight hours of sleep per night can help you take control of your PMS symptoms, so end that date early enough to give your body time to rest.
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Feel Fine for Gym Time 

  • Feeling bloated? Swap your fitted gym wear for a long, loose T-shirt and yoga pants.
  • Go easy on yourself. Instead of a high-intensity workout, try something with a lower impact, like yoga, walking or body-weight training.
  • Whatever you do, don’t skip that sweaty gym session. Thirty minutes of exercise can actually improve your mood, cramps and other PMS symptoms.
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Sunday Brunch with the Fam 

  • Resist the urge to cancel. Tune out the family drama and dive into sweet, carb-loaded breakfast food.
  • Indulge in a luxurious latte as a pick-me-up to get you ready for the week ahead.
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Every Body’s Different 

  • Keep track of your period. Start noting your symptoms, and potential causes that make them worse this month, so you can better understand the right swaps to make for you and your unique cycle.

See? Life doesn’t have to slow down just because your period shows up. Take our Find My Midol® quiz to see which product is best for whatever you have planned, and get out there and enjoy the day!

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