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 going to probably take more time to pick out your clothes and accessories and do your hair and makeup today than you did during Week 4 of your cycle. That’s because rising estrogen is making you more aware of how other people see you, plus it’s making it feel like more fun to dress up and coordinate a killer outfit.
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: Feelings get more intense today as rising estrogen and testosterone ratchet up your emotional thermometer. As a result, you may be tempted to squeal, clap or do a dance of joy when stumbling upon unbelievable sales, fun surprises and good news. Conversely, you may be tempted to scream, curse or wave a fist when irritated by an inconsiderate driver, annoying neighbor or bad news.
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: Stomach woes may plague you today as rising progesterone slows down digestion, which triggers constipation and prompts bloat. Baby your tummy by sticking to foods you know don’t cause you problems, which can be different for each person. For me, I stick to simple stuff, like eggs and cream of wheat. If you experience gas or nausea, try sipping peppermint tea, which relieves both. Brew it by steeping a teabag in hot, but not boiling, water for 10 minutes while covered to keep the helpful peppermint oils from evaporating.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: Trust your instincts today! Whether or not you realize it, plunging estrogen is making you more aware of your surroundings and what people are saying. So, when a salesperson proclaims “It’s the last one!” so you should buy it right now or a friend says he’ll totally pay back the money he needs to borrow to start a composting business, pay close attention to any nagging feeling you get in your gut. It’s really your subconscious sending you information it’s picked up on that will help you make the right decision.
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