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 more focused on the here and now than on long-range plans today as rising estrogen and testosterone easily fire up your excitement levels and make you less patient about waiting for rewards. How can this affect you? You may blow off work to go shopping even though you can do the same shopping after you’re done with your tasks, you may opt to schedule an overnight staycation rather than save up for a week-long trip someplace else or you may overindulge in fattening foods, alcohol, cigarettes or other “baddies” instead of turning them down in favor of preserving your health years from now.
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: Your wishes are more likely to come true today! For instance, you’re more likely to snag the date, hear about an amazing opportunity, win the game, get the killer deal, seal the sale and boost your profits! Why? High estrogen and testosterone are boosting your mood, your comfort with taking risks, your desire to socialize and your optimism. And study after study of the luckiest people shows that all these personality traits are key for attracting good luck like a magnet.
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: As progesterone rises and estrogen dips to lower levels, you’re more reflective and, therefore, may be thinking back on the decisions you’ve made in the past month. Take the time to applaud the good choices you made. And avoid dwelling on mistakes by making plans to learn from them and fix whatever you can.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: You’re more apt to let curse words fly today as plunging estrogen makes you quick to anger. Some good news? Swearing actually reduces pain! Researchers reporting in the journal NeuroReport say that expletives trigger a surge of the stress hormone cortisol, which temporarily douses discomfort. And this propensity toward cursing couldn’t come at a better time since Week 4’s plunging estrogen makes you more sensitive to stubbed toes, sharp elbow jabs in crowds and other pain-inducers than during any other week of your cycle.
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