When you need to come up with a perfect solution to fix a sticky issue, set aside time during your Week 2 (which starts 8 days after the first day of your period) to work on it. According to a study in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, your ability to churn out lots of ideas peaks in this week of your cycle thanks to high estrogen. As the researchers explain it, as the level of this hormone gets higher and higher, it amps up how quickly you think on your feet while also making you less judgmental about what you dream up, which helps you produce more ingenious solutions!
HORMONOLOGY TIP: Got a problem to solve? Brainstorm during 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.