Which week are you on in your cycle?
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormonescope: You’ll probably notice that it’s easier to recall dates, facts and words, you’re learning new information more easily and you’re more eloquent than you’ve been in days. Credit goes to rising estrogen and testosterone which, study after study shows, sharpen brain skills and verbal ability as they climb.
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: High estrogen and testosterone put you in an extroverted kind of mood that makes you want to leave your mark on the world, even in a small way, such as posting more frequently on Facebook, leaving reviews on shopping websites or starting a blog!
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: You’ll probably find yourself getting lost in daydreams today as rising progesterone slows your thinking and has your brain going on auto-pilot more frequently than in the past two weeks. Luckily, research shows you can still get a lot of work done while daydreaming. Turns out, when you let your thoughts wander, your brain connects different ideas together to help you come up with creative solutions to nagging problems.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: Chances are, you’re going to be more critical of someone’s work performance, attitude or even their hairstyle today. Plunging estrogen lowers feel-good chemicals in your brain, which makes you less likely to let someone’s foibles slide.
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