Quit Being So Hard On Yourself
Heat, heat, heat: "If all else fails, get a hot water bottle and give it a good old hug. Get Netflix on, and sit with the hot water bottle over your pelvis with microwavable wheat bags for neck and shoulder pain." Don't forget that go-to period pain favourite, the hot water bottle, sometimes it can be the best pain reliever.
It's not your fault: "If you catch your inner voice telling you, you 'should' be able to do things you can't, stop, take a breath and think to yourself 'what would I say to a friend?' It's likely a friend would tell you are incredibly strong and to give yourself a break."