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: If it’s the first half of your Week 1, use your energy wisely: You may start out feeling as though you have momentum that will carry you through the whole day and into the evening. But, more likely than not, the loss of energizing iron from menstruation coupled with low (though climbing) estrogen and testosterone are going to give you a limited store of pep that peters out by mid to late afternoon. If it’s the second half of your Week 1, you’ll feel a surge of energy that’s longer-lasting. It may even be a little too much, triggering a racing heart or the jitters till your body gets used to the extra oomph.
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: You may push yourself a little harder today, for instance, to go an extra 20 minutes on the treadmill, stay an extra hour at work (while also skipping lunch) or staying up late to party with friends. That’s because high estrogen and testosterone are pumping up your energy and mood, making it easier and more rewarding to put a little extra into whatever it is you do.
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: Today’s rising progesterone is making you appear more subdued to other people. This is especially important to note if you’re on a job interview, being offered a gift or being proposed to since you’re going to have to work harder at showing your enthusiasm and not simply do your happy dance on the inside.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: With estrogen on the decline, you may get sick of stuff today—your messy closets, the ugly color paint on your walls, the half-dead garden—that launches you into a humungous project. Just be sure you pace yourself. Plunging estrogen and testosterone are lowering your energy levels, giving you less oomph to finish in a single day like you probably expect to.
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