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 may be in a gift-giving mood as rising estrogen and testosterone combine a desire to shop with a desire to build strong bonds with others. On a budget? Great news: A Stanford University study shows that most folks prefer small gifts that have more meaning—like a bouquet of their favorite flowers or a picture frame with a photo of you and your pal in it—than an iPod, jewelry and other pricey pressies.
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: A secret crush is on your mind (or in your dreams) today as rising testosterone revs up your libido and your desire to connect with others. Very, very sexy others.
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: Rising progesterone, a sedating hormone, may make you feel like it’s time to take a break, retreat from the world and be lazy after a stressful week. If lazy isn’t an option due to school, work or family commitments, try treating yourself to quiet times, for instance, by brewing a cup of tea, reading a few pages of a book or taking a well-deserved nap.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: Week 1 and Week 2 was full of energy and motivation. This week? Not so much. As estrogen and testosterone plunge, they bring down pep and momentum, making it harder to find the inspiration to work, clean or study. You will, however, be able to shop, eat ice cream and watch TV with the greatest of ease.
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