My Hormonology

Which week are you on in your cycle?

Week 1
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormonescope: You’re likely to put magazines, lip gloss, candy, a keychain and other little, unnecessary purchases in your shopping cart today. The reason? Rising testosterone is making you drawn toward impulse buys and rising estrogen is making you feel like you have more money to spend.

Week 2
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: You may say something pretty shocking to someone today. That’s because high estrogen and testosterone are taking off your filter and letting whatever thoughts that pop into your head slip right out of your mouth. Could be interesting!

Week 3
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: You could end up procrastinating, for instance, putting off holiday shopping, finishing a project or cleaning up. Why? As progesterone rises, it saps your pep, which makes it harder to muster the kind of motivation you need to fight that whole an object at rest stays at rest thing.

Week 4
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: Hair dye. Teeth whitening kits. Bangs. A tattoo. You could try virtually anything to improve your appearance today. That’s because plunging estrogen and testosterone bring down your confidence in how you look, making you want to an instant upgrade.

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