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 tempted to buy a lottery ticket, play a carnival game or try your luck at another game of chance. The reason? Rising estrogen is boosting your optimism, making you feel like you really have a shot at winning!
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: Going shopping this weekend? If so, bring a friend. A really honest one. High estrogen and testosterone are boosting your confidence about your appearance, which can make you a touch unrealistic about how great you look in that pleather skirt, jean leggings or doughnut-sized hoop earrings. No friends available? Hold onto receipts, then take a second look in the mirror once Week 3 rolls around and plunging estrogen helps you see things a bit more realistically to make sure what you bought really is as flattering as you thought it was in the store.
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: You may find yourself second-guessing yourself, wondering if you’re on the right track or reconsidering decisions you’ve recently made. The reason? As you transition from your first half of your cycle to your second half, lower levels of estrogen and testosterone bring down self-assurance and make you look inward.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: It may be difficult to make a new start today—such as launching a new project, starting a new class or attending a party where you meet new people—as estrogen and testosterone plunge, bringing down brain chemicals that energize and motivate you. But, making a new start isn’t impossible. Just know that you’ll have less natural oomph, so you’ll have to push yourself to move forward just a bit more than in other weeks of your cycle. However, once you see the results of your efforts—making progress in your task, learning something new or meeting someone interesting—you’ll experience a natural rise in feel-good brain chemicals that make taking the next steps a whole lot easier.
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