Which week are you on in your cycle?
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormonescope: Take time to explore this weekend! Go for a drive to nowhere in particular, visit a museum exhibit, sign up for a weekend class or do anything else that feeds your mind. As estrogen and testosterone climb, they make you curious about the world around you and interested in learning new ideas and facts.
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: You’re happiest when you get your heart pumping this weekend. This could mean going on a thrilling amusement park ride, seeing a scary movie, rooting on your favorite sports team, heading to a killer sale or going for a run, swim or bike ride. When estrogen and testosterone reach their peaks this week of your cycle, they amp up your desire for thrills of all sorts.
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: Have mellow near-home activities planned for this weekend, such as reading a good book, watching your favorite TV reruns online, relaxing at a nearby park, floating in the pool with a cool drink or posting new photo albums to Facebook. This week’s rising progesterone makes you a bit sleepy and preferring low-key activities that don’t take you too from from home.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: Sneak in smile-inducing activities this weekend, such as hanging out with upbeat friends, seeing a funny movie, hosting a backyard bbq cook-off or making time for your favorite hobby. As estrogen and testosterone plunge, they’re triggering withdrawal symptoms, which can cause discomfort, irritability and the blues. Research shows that the endorphins from laughing and having a great time can combat these side effects, making you feel great again.