Which week are you on in your cycle?
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormonescope: You’re more apt to joke around and even play practical jokes on friends, family and coworkers. That’s because rising estrogen is boosting brain chemicals that boost your mood and bring out the funny!
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: You may be tempted to try a new hairstyle or outfit today. Credit for the makeover goes to high estrogen and testosterone, which are boosting your desire to mix things up and your confidence about pulling off a new look.
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: You’ll likely be spending less money this week compared to your shopping habits during Week 2. Why? Rising progesterone is making you more cautious about splurging and lower levels of estrogen and testosterone are making you less confident about the amount of money you have to spare.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: Feeling premenstrual irritability? Call a pal to vent! Numerous studies show that griping to friends or family about nagging issues helps relieve the frustration and boost the calming hormone oxytocin, making you feel better in minutes.