Which week are you on in your cycle?
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormone-cast: You’re texting, tweeting, posting to Facebook and chatting on the phone more this week as rising estrogen amps up your urge to connect and convey your thoughts to others.
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormone-cast: This is the week of grand schemes and brillianter than brilliant ideas! High estrogen and testosterone have you thinking at lightning speed, helping you come up with creative solutions to nagging problems and inventive ways to move your life (and all your friends’ and family members’) ahead!
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormone-cast: You’re less likely to splurge today and more likely to fret over finances as estrogen and testosterone dive to lower levels, decreasing your comfort with your financial picture, and rising progesterone urges you to play it safe and consider ways to save for current or future bills.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormone-cast: Your confidence takes a direct hit today as plunging estrogen and testosterone rob your brain of chemicals that bolster self-assurance. Need extra confidence boosters to help you through an important meeting, to give you the courage to make special request for flex-time to your boss or anything else? Research shows that nodding as you speak makes you and those you talk to more apt to have confidence in what you’re saying. Also, wear your favorite outfit and spend more time on your hair and makeup; further research shows that simply dressing more confidently makes you more confident!