Which week are you on in your cycle?
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormonescope: You may feel like recommending a brand, product, restaurant or something else you absolutely love to someone today. As estrogen rises, it makes you feel even better about your favorites, which makes you want to convince others to try it, too. You may also spontaneously compliment friends and strangers on their choice of scarf, hat, shoes or something else they’re wearing thanks to rising estrogen, which is boosting your mood and giving you the urge to spread the good feelings to others!
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: Careful today! You’re more likely to throw caution to the wind and take more risks with your safety, for instance, by speeding as you drive, running when you should walk or speaking your mind to a professional female boxer. The reason for your derring-do? High testosterone, which amps up your confidence and impulsiveness, and high estrogen, which makes you think everything will turn out alright in the end.
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: You may choose convenience over quality today, for instance, head to a diner rather than dress up for an elegant restaurant, turn on the radio rather than hunt around for your mp3 player or watch a reality TV show rather than an award-winning movie. Why? Research shows that when your energy gets depleted, which is pretty much the norm on progesterone-rising days like today, you tend to opt for simpler choices that have immediate rewards over more sophisticated choices with long-term rewards.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: Old grudges might pop up, making you feel like taking a shot at someone who wronged you. As a result, you may get inspired to write a negative online review of a business, send an email to a coworker demanding an apology or stalk an ex on Facebook to make sure his or her life ended up just as lousy as you’d hoped.
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