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 is the founder of Hormonology, author of 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential and creator of the popular Hormone Horoscope menstrual cycle tracker apps. In 2005, Gabrielle pioneered the growing movement among women to live in sync with their menstrual cycles and learn about the many ways their hormones impact their moods, health and behavior with the publication of her book, 28 Days. She's also a longtime women's health journalist whose articles have been published in major publications around the globe. Gabrielle's new updated and expanded version of 28 Days is due to be published December 2018. You can help get this book published by participating in her fundraiser at MyHormonology.com/28-days-fundraiser.