My HormonologyWhich week are you on
in your monthy cycle?
Find out what it reveals about
what your day has in store:

Week 1
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormonescope: Today you may daydream of taking a trip, whether it be the vacation of your dreams to Greece, a silly getaway to the amusement park or an impromptu overnighter to visit a pal. Blame for your wanderlust goes to rising estrogen and testosterone, which give you the urge to explore and amp up your desire for fun!

Week 2
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: Week 2 talkativeness reminds me of a woman I knew in college who had no filters—she would say anything that came into her head. This included brutally honest opinions and jokes that, while funny, pushed the envelope of politeness. I bring this up because during Week 2, high estrogen and testosterone are loosening your lips and making you more likely to say (or post) things on the fly that other folks might find a tad offensive.

Week 3
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: You’ll probably choose less risky options today as rising progesterone and lower estrogen make you more concerned about safety and money. For instance, you may slow down a bit while driving, turn down an investment offer or sign up for a book group over a sky-diving adventure.

Week 4
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: Cut yourself some slack today. Plunging estrogen is making you more self-critical. As a result, you may get annoyed at something you said or did, or because your hair didn’t come out just right. Make yourself feel better by acknowledging that descending hormones are making you more sensitive to your own mistakes. Then remember that we all make them, too, even on our best days.

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