Which week are you on in your cycle?
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormonescope: Your curiosity is easily piqued today as rising estrogen urges you to investigate the world around you. As a result, you may click on more links as you surf the web, read more articles in the newspaper or a magazine, grab a flyer for a new restaurant in town or do anything else that gives you more new information you can digest.
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: You’re saying more positive words and phrases today, such as “enjoy”, “love”, “great” and “no problem”, and pressing the “Like” button on Facebook more often today. You’re also smiling more, gesticulating a lot and using friendlier body language, for instance, touching someone’s arm or back when you talk with them. Why? High estrogen is boosting your mood, optimism and desire to connect with others.
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: While others may get passionate about a debate, issue or event, you will probably find it hard to get worked up. That’s because this week’s rising progesterone has you feeling quieter, sedate and less interested in blowing your dwindling energy on something as silly as debating whether Lady Gaga’s meat suit is a cool political statement or just plain silly.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: During the first half of your cycle when estrogen and testosterone were high and making you feel optimistic and inspired, your focus was more on big ideas and the overall picture. Projects seemed effortless to plan, your mate seemed like the perfect person for you for the rest of your life and work or school was actually fulfilling. During the second half of your cycle, well, things have changed. Plunging hormones have you honing in on the details and, as a result, you’re taking a closer look at explosive budgets for projects, seeing that your mate’s shortcomings may mean a dumping is in order, and the aggravations at work or school cancel out their measly rewards. This doesn’t mean you have to give up on everything altogether. Instead, try to strike a balance between the over-optimist in you and the uber-pessimist by understanding that everything has upsides and downsides and a little flexibility may be called for.