I can get easily overwhelmed. When I feel like the stress is adding up and I'm getting overwhelmed, I try to slow down. Instead of thinking about getting through the next day, I slow things down. I focus on getting throught the next 5 minutes. I try to not sweat the small stuff. Don't let the little things bother you.
Do you have a hobby or something that always makes you smile and takes you to a grat state of mind? For me, I will garden,read a book,walk my dogs, or just turn on my favorite record and dance around the living room like a fool. Anything to take my worried,stressed mind off whatever is bothering me.
Maybe you could try that.
Hormones can really mess with a person badly. I wouldn't make any major choices during the "monthly". You might do something you regret. Ie quitting job,ending relationship with guy. Wait to decide those things when you are feeling more like your normal self.
Post Trauma Stress