If you have a complex or challenging project you’ve been meaning to tackle–say, learning how to use a new camera, putting together a report or assembling furniture that comes in 100 different pieces–aim to do it in Week 2 of your cycle, which starts 8 days from the onset of your period. A 2013 study in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology shows that as your estrogen level rises throughout this week, it improves working memory, which helps you juggle multiple pieces of information at once. And that’s key since this helps you understand and follow instructions and keep track of separate parts of a task, making the project easier and faster to do than any other week of your cycle.
You’ll love this time-saving benefit in Week 2 of your cycle
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.