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’re feeling more resolute about decisions you’re making this week and next week of your cycle thanks to rising estrogen and testosterone, which amp up your confidence and motivation. And that’s great news, since it means you’re far more likely to go through with plans to lose weight, start a blog, launch a business, find a new partner and do anything else you set your mind to.
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: Be on the lookout for sudden moments of euphora, then enjoy them! High estrogen and testosterone are lifting feel-good brain chemicals to cycle-long highs, which can result in unexpected feelings of elation for no reason whatsoever. Consider them a lovely parting gift from your hormones before they plunge in Week 3, taking all those super-great feelings with them.
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: Ah, sleep. Some weeks it’s great, some weeks it’s lousy. This week, you get a mix of both: If today falls on the first half of your Week 3, anticipate some tossing and turning due to plunging estrogen, which decreases the sleep-regulating brain chemical serotonin. If today falls on the second half of your Week 3, count yourself lucky; the combination of rising estrogen (and subsequently rising serotonin) and sedating progesterone promise to give you the deep, restorative rest you crave.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: Feeling blue due to plunging estrogen? Then hit the mall or do some online shopping. According to a recent study, feeling a little down makes you better at comparing prices, helping you snag better deals. An added plus: Shopping also boosts your mood by increasing levels of feel-good brain chemicals. So, by the time you get home, not only will you have lots of great steals to brag about, you’ll be feeling happier, too!
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