Which week are you on in your cycle?
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormonescope: By now you’ve probably had it with cold, dreary, boring days. And with adventure-loving testosterone on the rise, you’ll likely be daydreaming about planning a great escape—for instance, to Vegas, Paris or Disney. Can’t wait for the weather to warm up to head off? Then check out the killer deals you can get on last-minute trips at Orbitz.com and CheapTickets.com.
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: You’re more willing to try something different with your hair, makeup or clothes today. Why? High estrogen and testosterone are making you want to change things up and at the same time they have you focusing on your outward appearance.
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: This is the week when you’re more likely to remember to take your reusable bag to the grocery store, switch from flexitarian to vegetarian or make your favorite charity the beneficiary of your life insurance policy. The reason? Rising progesterone is bringing out your nurturing instincts, which makes you want to take care of others.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: If you feel the urge to cry over relationship problems, work stress or even a TV commercial, don’t beat yourself up over it. It’s just descending estrogen that’s triggering the waterworks. As this hormone plunges, it depletes your brain of the feel-good brain chemical serotonin, which makes you more apt to tear up. The good news? Studies show that crying releases stress and boosts mood—making this an ingenious and easy way for your body to level out your emotions.
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