Which week are you on in your cycle?
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormonescope: Even though rising estrogen and testosterone boost your energy and momentum during Week 1 and Week 2, there’s still a good chance you’ll fall behind during this phase of your cycle. The reason? These same rising hormones are pumping up your optimism, making you feel as though you have more time than you really do to get tasks done so you’re prone to procrastinating. Plus these hormones are making you confident that you can handle more than usual, so you’re apt to pile even more on your plate.
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: Good luck trying to think about anything other than sex today. High testosterone is making everything you do remind you of this saucy subject. I recommend that you take all these naughty thoughts as an important reminder: Week 2 of your cycle is when high testosterone makes your orgasms more intense than during any other week of your cycle. So, make room in your schedule to take advantage of this biological blessing.
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: You prefer the comfort of sticking to routines, following habits and keeping with tradition over forging a new path today. Why? Rising progesterone is urging you to play it safe and avoid sudden surprises.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: You may take things a little more seriously today as plunging estrogen brings down mood-elevating brain chemicals. As a result, you may find certain TV commercials offensive, decide to write an angry email to your senator after watching the news or be the only person in your group not to laugh at a politically incorrect joke a pal told.