TMI Saturday

Why hello there…

Okay, that came out a little creepier than expected. Anyways, hi. It’s Saturday afternoon (evening, I guess?), and I thought I’d tell you about my day so far. You know those days that you plan ahead for, making sure each detail is just right down to the very core? Well, I’m pretty psychotic and therefore I plan each day like this. I mean, I leave room for fun~ or spontaneous activity~, but I like to make sure certain goals are accomplished!

Knowing I’m a planner you can probably assume I planned the perfect Saturday (ooh girl I did). Yet, my plans crumbled so quickly I couldn’t even TRY to rebuild them. You’re probably wondering what happened. Well, that time of the month happened.

I was laying in bed under layers of warm blankets, a chunk of amethyst under my pillow and my little nugget Coco tucked under right next to me. Out of nowhere I wake up in 5 AM in UNBEARABLE pain feeling hurt and confused. Then, my friends, I realized…..I realized it was that beautiful red time again. If you’ve watched my vlogging channel, DailyPolina, you’ve probably heard me talk about my awful cramps. If not, here’s a quick rundown. Basically, my mom, and her mom, and her mom’s mom (why didn’t I just say grandma?) have all had EXCRUCIATING cramps their entire lives. Guess who got that miraculous gift passed down to them? Yep, good ol’ Pbbunny.

Each and every month the day I get my period is almost a holiday in my planner. I say this because I end up in so much pain that I can’t do anything that day but lie in bed planning the next few days (aka editing them due to this “day off”). You’re probably thinking, “Girl, get you some Midol!”, and yes, I have Midol. In fact, I take six-eight that first day when Mother Nature strikes. (PS – it is  safe I looked it up homegirl is not overdosing) Now you can see why today was canceled in my book. 7:15 AM spin class I had booked? Not today! Green smoothie run at 8:30? LOL, nope again! Brunch at 12? Pft…you thought.

All my plans went out the window and I was stuck in my bed. I hate not being busy. It makes me uncomfortable. It’s because I truly love “doing”. I love writing, I love filming, I love spinning, I love editing, I love learning new things! I feel as though I have so much passion, so much inspiration, and so much creativity to share that if I waste two hours watching The Bachelorette I have done something wrong. Well, at least I used to. Now I know the importance of having a day “off”. Having a  day to relax your mind, watch your favorite show (or Youtube channel, wink wink) is healthy. Personally, on days like these I love to watch Ted Talks, eat Ben & Jerries (vegan, of course) and cuddle with my kitten, Coco. These days let me recharge my body, reinspire my soul, and reconnect with my true self.

So the next time your day doesn’t go as planned take it as a gift. Take it as a day where you can do things for yourself. Whether this be online shopping, reading your favorite book, journaling, meditating, or simply watching Youtube with your fellow animal, allow yourself to have time to catch up with you.

Because at the end of the day, you’re all you’ve got.

Cheers to Saturdays in bed.



64 thoughts on “TMI Saturday

  1. GIRL! Are you on birth control?! I know not everyone is down for that but… its helped me. I take Aleese! every day and it helped my cramps so much its amazing. my period still fluctuates but the worst of it is maybe half a day in 7/10 cramp pain. Other times its a breeze!!

    1. I agree! Maybe you should try BC if you haven’t before, when on it I barely ever have cramps and much lighter periods! It’s heaven

    2. I agree! You could also go on a birth control that is 91 days so you only get a period 4 times a year. Like the brand ashlyna. That would probably help you a lot!!

  2. This coincides perfectly with my day today. My boss cancelled my shift today because my sales haven’t been very good. I’m usually so hard on myself and I was going back and forth on how I should feel about it. This post made it very clear how I should take it. Love it Polina, keep it up. <3

  3. Your posts are so fun to read! It feels like I’m talking to a friend. So sorry about your cramps though 🙁 hope you feel better soon!

  4. Aww polina! I get terrible cramps every month too! I work at a pharmacy and my boss recommended I take some extra strength Tylenol (1,000mg) once a day for the three days before I expect my period. It’s worth a shot!

  5. I’ve been a subscriber for somewhere around four years i wanna say, either way its been a long time. This is what I’ve been waiting for from you something that is so perfectly imperfect, just you and no filter. I love your personality don’t get me wrong but i feel sometimes in a vlog, as a viewer you can’t fully connect because you almost feel less than the individual you are watching. i hope thats coming off the way i meant it to. hope your red day wasn’t as horrible, mine kills me too and nothing but rest helps. Anyways Cheers (tea, coffee or champagne) thank you for always being true to you. You continue to inspire me to be more motivated and spiritual thank you for that.

  6. You are so good at writing! I could see you writing a book! Whether it’s about yourself or even a fiction novel.

  7. Decided to read your blog after watching your videos and I am so impressed with your posts. They’re engaging and EXTREMELY well written. If you ever decided to write a book you can count on me to pick up a copy.

    Anyway, I completely empathize with the excruciating cramps. I used to deal with the same thing and I was finally diagnosed with endometriosis. If you haven’t looked into it already it might be worth to get checked to see if you have it too.

    All the positive thoughts and love to you (and also to Coco of course)

  8. I have the same problem! Horrible cramps that make me stay at home all day! Have you gone to the doctor to see if you have endometriosis? It gets passed down in families. And everyone who’s saying birthcontrol helps with cramps are lucky, They make mine worse! 🙁

    By the way you’re a wonderful writer, You should look into writing a book!

  9. I feel you the most. My aunt flow is not so friendly herself! I find my heating pad helps extremely.. Maybe an idea for you if you haven’t tried. Though, I bet you have. I love reading your posts and am so happy that you have found a new outlet to express yourself in a different way. Love you girl.

  10. I know the feeling girl, when that happens I just curl up on the couch with a comedy movie on and vanilla chamomile tea after a bundle bath, you gotta listen to your body and take care of it ✨ LOVE your blogs girl

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