Which week are you on in your cycle?
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormonescope: You’re more likely to go with the flow and accept unexpected changes—like bad weather impeding your commute or a surprise visitor showing up. Credit goes to rising estrogen and testosterone, which amp up your mood—making you more flexible—and ability to think faster—so you can come up with creative ways to adapt to the new circumstances.
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: It’s a perfect week to pitch a new idea to your boss, make an important call, attend a networking event, run for office, ask for business funding or do anything else that requires master persuasion skills. High estrogen and testosterone are sharpening your verbal and cognitive abilities, making you more eloquent and quick-thinking than you are during any other week of your cycle.
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: It may be harder to pick a color for the new couch, decide on a restaurant for lunch or help a friend choose between two date outfits. That’s because rising progesterone is giving you a case of the blahs, which makes it harder to get inspired or muster enthusiasm about not-so-important matters.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: Concerns about work or school may be on your mind today as estrogen and testosterone plunge, depleting your brain of chemicals that boost mood and confidence. This makes it far easier for you to get sucked into someone’s false rumors and negative outlook, which can make worries more intense. So try to sidestep these nervous Nellies and avoid stressing out till you get all the facts.
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