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 in the mood to break away from rules and restrictions as rising estrogen and testosterone encourage you to let out your inner rebel. As a result, you may sneak past a bouncer to get into a swanky club, head to the 10-items-or-less lane at the supermarket even though you have 12 items or get a tattoo. And not one that’s easily hidden either.
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: Put your cash in the bank and your credit cards on ice: You’re far more likely to make a risky financial decision today—such as investing in your friend’s “sure thing” or playing high-stakes games at the casino! The reason? High estrogen and testosterone are pumping up your optimism, making you far less realistic than you should be about how it will all turn out!
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Well, so is Week 2. Which is why you’ll probably be seeing the carnage of all the broken promises you made to yourself last week strewn about your life this week. Like what? Like that resolution to go the gym every day for two hours. And to totally cut out all sugar from your diet. And to never, ever talk to your ex again. Don’t be too hard on yourself: During Week 2, high estrogen and testosterone made you feel invincible, which made it easy to commit yourself to major lifestyle changes. This week, however, estrogen and testosterone dip and sedating progesterone rises, which saps your motivation and makes you more resistant to change.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: Going someplace crowded, noisy, stuffy or smelly? Try stashing something in your purse or travel mug that’s sure to soothe you. Plunging estrogen is making you more sensitive to annoyances, so having your favorite chai latte, comic book, mini massager or other indulgence will make the experience easier.
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