Bouncing back from setbacks fast? Or do issues stick around awhile? Depends where you are in your monthly cycle!
1st half of your cycle
First day of menstruation through ovulation
You tend to be more resilient and get over hurts and irritations faster. Credit goes to rising estrogen, which increases levels of mood-boosting brain chemicals, helping you shake off frustrations and see silver linings—making you “rubber”.
2nd half of your cycle
Day after ovulation through the day before your next period
You tend to churn over hurts and irritations longer. That’s due to two drops in estrogen on these cycle days, which reduce levels of mood-managing brain chemicals, causing you to ruminate over issues—making you “glue”.
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