Which week are you on in your cycle?
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormonescope: A fantastic thing happens today: you look prettier! Why? Rising estrogen helps your body shed excess fluid that had you feeling as bloated as a puffer fish during the second half of your cycle. Plus, this hormone is making your skin subtley moister, making your facial features slightly more symmetrical and prompting you to smile more, which adds beauty to anyone’s face!
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: You’re apt to think in big thoughts, sweeping ideas and grand gestures today and be less concerned with details attached to them. That’s because high estrogen and testosterone are amping up your excitement, making you get easily swept up in a fantastic vision of what could be instead of getting mired down in the technical (and super-boring!) details of how to make it happen.
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: You may be turning the radio down a notch, wishing a colleague wasn’t so chatty and choosing muted colors to wear over bright ones today as rising progesterone mellows you out and has you preferring calmness over Week 2 kind of excitement.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: Unlike Week 2 gals, you’re likely to hone in on the details and focus on the how-tos of making something happen. Why? As estrogen plunges, it takes your rosy optimism down with it, making you see things a bit more realistically or perhaps even pessimistically. As a result, you’re on the lookout for potential snags, hidden fine print or other problems that could reveal that a great idea would take too much time, money or effort to put into motion.
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