Which week are you on
in your monthy cycle?
Find out what it reveals about
what your day has in store:
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormonescope: You’re more focused on the here and now than on long-range plans today as rising estrogen and testosterone easily fire up your excitement levels and make you less patient about waiting for rewards. How can this affect you? You may blow off work to go shopping even though you can do the same shopping after you’re done with your tasks, you may opt to schedule an overnight staycation rather than save up for a week-long trip someplace else or you may overindulge in fattening foods, alcohol, cigarettes or other “baddies” instead of turning them down in favor of preserving your health years from now.
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: You ever notice how a tree branch starts off at the trunk with one branch, then as it gets longer it splits into two, then it splits off into three or four, and then it splits off into lots more. That’s a lot like how your train of thought will be today: you’ll be working on one idea or doing research on one website only to have your interest sparked by something else, which then leads you to something else and then something else. The reason? Rising estrogen and testosterone are making you easily excited and super-curious about things you see, read and hear, so you get a thrill by investigating further. And, as long as you have the time, go ahead and do it. This type of free associating can help you stumble upon your next big idea!
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: Ice cream! Doritos! French fries! Oh my! Is there any snack item that won’t tempt your tastebuds today? Rising progesterone is betting a big, fat no.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: Today may feel like just one of those days when nothing goes right. The computer is acting up, the neighbors are being noisy, your boss is being harder on you than usual. While it may be true that your day isn’t going easy, also keep in mind that plunging estrogen is making you prone to focusing on the negative aspects. To pump up your mood, or at least avoid drowning your sorrows in five margaritas, try finding the good aspects of your day, too, like a comforting breeze, a new kind of donut at your favorite bakery or a kind word from a friend.
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