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PCOS "me-time" box...

Updated: Dec 4, 2019


Women with PCOS have higher depression scores and a higher risk of depression independent of BMI [1] Stress may play a role in the association between PCOS, depression and anxiety [2] It is therefore important to take time to de-stress. Sometimes the simplest of things can help. For example, incorporating some “me-time” into your daily or weekly routine can allow you to put yourself back at the top of your priority list, even if it is for just a short time. We asked some Cysters with PCOS if they could have a “me-time” box what would they put in it theirs. Below you can read their fabulous suggestions!



  • Nail polish

  • Xbox controller

  • Cheese Savoir

  • Space Masks (self-heating jasmine scented eyemasks)

  • Inspirational Quotes

  • Journal and Pen

  • Essential Oils for yoga/pilates

  • Your favourite GF, dairy-free, sugar-free biscuit/bar

  • Face masks

  • Magnesium bath salts

  • Essential Oils

  • Scented lip balm

  • Nice shampoo

  • Intensive conditioner hair treatment

  • Coconut oil

  • Scented candle

  • Luxury body lotion or moisturiser

  • Your favourite herbal tea

  • Fancy notebook and pen to jot down ideas

  • Adult colouring books and pencils

  • Healing crystals

  • Hot water bottle

  • Cosy fluffy socks

We hope these suggestions will provide you with some ideas to boost your mood and go a small way to reduce stress.

Useful contacts;

https://www.rethink.org/about-us/our-mental-health-advice

References:

[1] A. Dokras, Mood and anxiety disorders in women with PCOS, Steroids. 77 (2012) 338–341. doi:10.1016/J.STEROIDS.2011.12.008.

[2] 1-11. doi:10.1017/S0033291718002076 Damone, A., Joham, A., Loxton, D., Earnest, A., Teede, H., & Moran, L. (n.d.). Depression, anxiety and perceived stress in women with and without PCOS: A community-based study. Psychological Medicine, No Title, (n.d.).

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