Which week are you on in your cycle?
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormonescope: It’s easier to see the silver lining in dark clouds today. Credit goes to rising estrogen and testosterone, which bump up feel-good brain chemicals that make you feel optimistic.
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: You’re using higher notes and talking in a sing-songy way, you’re swaying your hips, you’re smiling broadly and you’re getting physically closer to people and touching them more. All these behaviors are the result of high estrogen, which is pushing you to flirt up a storm so you can land a man in time for ovulation.
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: You may feel like your tongue is tied up in knots and you can’t remember the exact word you want to say. Blame goes to progesterone. As it rises, it makes it more difficult to express yourself in conversation by putting a damper on verbal ability and recall.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: As estrogen and testosterone plunge, they bring down levels of feel-good brain chemicals that make you feel safe and secure. So, you could end up fretting over money, your job, relationship or other issues. Now the good news: This “ack”-attack can actually help spur new ideas for ways to make improvements in your life and put an end to procrastinating about doing something about them.