Episode 197: How To Talk To Your Partner About Your Cycle and Your Needs
written by Kate Northrup
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While a huge part of the Do Less Methodology is about learning to let go and let others do things, there’s one thing that I don’t recommend outsourcing.
Ever since I started talking about the power of our monthly energetic ebbs and flows and how tracking them can change your business and your life, I’ve gotten the following question a lot:
How do you talk to Mike about your menstrual cycle, and what do you tell him about what you need at different times?
The answer is WAY simpler than you may think.
This week on The Kate & Mike Show (the 6th-to-last episode of the show), we’re giving you the ins and outs of:
The thing you don’t ever want to outsource when you’re trying to reach peak productivity
- How Mike tracks his energetic ebbs and flows and what he’s noticed about his own cyclical energy
- Specific examples of what I need at different times of the month
- What I do (and don’t) ask for when it comes to support throughout the month and why
May this episode bring more peace, joy, and connection to your body and partnership.
In This Episode
- The very first thing you need to do before communicating with your partner about your cycle [12:48]
- The way that Kate tracks her own cycle and why she feels so strongly about doing this [14:26]
- Mike’s experience with his cyclical patterns of energy [19:07]
- How you can begin to talk with your partner about this subject [29:42]
- What you can do to become healthier in this process [32:55]
- In what phase Kate communicates the most to Mike [36:22]
- The benefits of having a wide base of support and the importance of nutrition during your cycle [45:50]
- What can happen if you don’t plan for rest in your schedule [49:51]
- A big lesson that Mike is learning this year [51:29]
- What happens when Kate pays more attention to the timing of her cycle [54:55]
- How you can practice cyclical tracking, for free, in community [56:25]
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