Have a project to do that requires juggling lots of details, concepts and/or technical facts–for instance, putting together a website, redecorating your home or building your dream birdhouse? Aim to do the bulk of it during Week 2 of your cycle (which starts 8 days after the onset of your period). You’ll likely find it’s easier to do on these days. That’s because recent studies (including this new one) show that your working memory increases as your body’s level of estrogen increases. And that’s key since working memory enables your brain hold onto and review multiple chunks of information at once, helping you come up with the best strategies and creative insight!
HORMONOLOGY TIP: Got a big project to do? Save it for Week 2!
Gabrielle Lichterman, founder of Hormonology® and a longtime women’s health journalist, is leading the growing movement among women to live in sync with their menstrual cycles and know more about all the ways their hormones impact their moods, health and behavior. This is a movement that was launched in 2005 with her groundbreaking book, 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential, and her creation of Hormonology®. She offers a variety of tools--including her popular Hormone Horoscope® Apps, free eBooks, infographic "cheat sheets", videos and tips--to share vital information about hormones.