Which week of your cycle are you on?
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormone-cast: A problem you’ve been mulling over lately seems easier to solve—or at least put up with—as rising estrogen boosts your optimism. This doesn’t mean your roommate will finally start doing the dishes or your boss will give you that raise. But you will feel less inclined to post an anonymous yet humorous rant about them with the hopes of making the Craigslist Best Ofs Page.
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormone-cast: Looking to save money in 2010? Then put your hands up and step away from the credit cards. High estrogen and testosterone are fueling the feeling that you’ve got more money than most European nations and that you’ll be able to pay off that tennis bracelet or Porsche in no time.
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormone-cast: You’ll feel like making it an early night as sedating progesterone has you thisclose to a nap all day. Don’t want to blow your street cred and admit you want to go home early so you can sleep? Tell the gang you’ve got a late-night date with a secret someone. They don’t have to know it’s with your teddy bear.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormone-cast: You may feel a little “off” today. For instance, you may have a slightly queasy stomach, a sorta headache or an energy level that never quite gets lift-off. You may think you’re coming down with something, but you’re probably just may be suffering the side effects from plunging estrogen, which tends to sap your body of energy and vitality as it falls.