Rubber or glue? The cycle days you’re bouncing back fast or getting stuck on a problem

/Rubber or glue? The cycle days you’re bouncing back fast or getting stuck on a problem

Rubber or glue? The cycle days you’re bouncing back fast or getting stuck on a problem

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Bouncing back from setbacks fast? Or do issues stick around awhile? Depends where you are in your monthly cycle!

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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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By | 2018-09-20T11:52:12+00:00 September 20th, 2018|cheat sheet, Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4|0 Comments

About the Author:

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 contributing to her crowdfunding campaign at iFundWomen.com/projects/hormonology.

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