What to do – Seedling Superpower
Your Seedling Superpower is commonly experienced Day 1-3 of menstruation.
If you don’t bleed anymore, are on a break from bleeding, or have never bled, you may also experience Seedling Superpower on the New Moon and at Winter Solstice.
Here’s your 6 step guide of what to do when you are in your Seedling Menstrual Superpower:
- Choose tasks you can do easily
Choose tasks you can do easily – preferably tasks that you have done many times before.
If you usually fly planes everyday, continue to fly planes. If you normally facilitate workshops, continue to facilitate workshops.
Today is not the day however, to demonstrate a triple axel off the monkey bars at your daughter’s school playground if you’ve never done it before.
Let your muscle memory of the tasks you usually do, guide your actions while you are in this Seedling phase.
Keep a notebook handy so you can jot down the new ideas that come storming through you.
This is serious idea generation time and it’s so important you record these big ideas when you can.
You won’t see these huge ideas again for at least another cycle, if at all, so take notes or make videos on your phone.
3. Don’t question your ideas.
Don’t question the validity of your ideas, or try and work out how you are going to implement them.
Intuition and bold ideas are common in the Seedling Menstrual Superpower, because – physiology.
The communication flow between your left and right hemisphere is accelerated more than at any other time in your cycle.
Expect light bulb moments, clear instruction, and no understanding how you got there!
Remember all those industry articles, compliance training and long corporate announcements you’ve bookmarked to read when you have more time?
Now is the time.
Read slowly and take notes. Your brain will be taking in more than you think, storing tidbits of information to create unexpected connections in the future.
5. Serious rest!
This is the time to treat rest like a competitive sport, and sneak in your training however you can!
It’s in your job description to take a 15 minute break, so take 10 minutes to rest on the couch/floor, breathe deeply through your nose and out your mouth – and do absolutely nothing else.
Yes – that means no phone, no email, no podcasts, no music!
I know it’s hard but I know you can do this – you deserve the mini break, and the rest will pay dividends in the next Menstrual Superpower of Strategy.
6. Work from home.
If your workplace is one of the 70% of organisations that have a flexible work policy, now is the time to explore it.
Set yourself up with your hotwater bottle, laptop, phone, nutritious snacks and a warm drink.
You’ll be amazed how productive you can be when you don’t have to take public transport or make small talk.
Would you like more support in your Seedling Superpowers Journey?
If you are curious about what’s going on in your brain during the Seedling phase, check out Brain Function at Menstruation.
If you’d like support for your Menstrual Superpowers and how to incorporate them in to your life, you might be interested in a 1:1 Corporate Wonder Woman Express consultation. Please explore my Services page for more information.
If your period arrives unexpectedly or you haven’t been able to arrange your workflow in time, check out my Period Emergency Plan.
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Menstrual Superpowers Leadership Coach
In 2016, after nearly 2 decades working in corporate, I created Empress Crow and Rabbit. Designed to celebrate the cycles (lunar, menstrual + seasonal) I also loved interviewing imaginative women in inspirational careers. Now, I'm a Life Coach + I support Corporate Wonder Women just like you, to explore + harness your own Menstrual Superpowers. When a client discovers her Menstrual Superpowers + plays to her strengths on these days, her corporate life + home life transform. She is more productive, more inspirational, more creative + more rested. Yup. All of it.
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