Which week are you on in your cycle?
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormonescope: When starting one project, rising estrogen and testosterone energy make it easy to get sucked into another. Then another. Then another. Which means that simply throwing out the trash could lead to cleaning the kitchen which leads to re-organizing the pantry which leads to cleaning out the hallway closets which leads to… well, you get the picture.
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: You may be exasperating friends who can’t understand why you suddenly love your partner / job / car / home / neighbor / frenemy today when just two weeks ago during your Week 4, you were making plans to ditch them! The reason for your waffling? High estrogen and testosterone are pumping up your optimism and euphoria, making you overlook the faults that had you complaining about them recently.
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: Ice cream! Doritos! French fries! Oh my! Is there any snack item that won’t tempt your tastebuds today? Rising progesterone is betting a big, fat no.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: Today may feel like just one of those days when nothing goes right. The computer is acting up, the neighbors are being noisy, your boss is being harder on you than usual. While it may be true that your day isn’t going easy, also keep in mind that plunging estrogen is making you prone to focusing on the negative aspects. To pump up your mood, or at least avoid drowning your sorrows in five margaritas, try finding the good aspects of your day, too, like a comforting breeze, a new kind of donut at your favorite bakery or a kind word from a friend.