Which week are you on in your cycle?
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormonescope: Seek out ways to treat your five senses. For instance, use your favorite scented bath scrub, indulge in gourmet truffles, roll around in satin sheets or listen to new music on last.fm. You’ll enjoy these and other sensual experiences more today as rising estrogen sharpens your senses of smell, taste, touch, sight and hearing.
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: Give yourself a reminder to talk more slowly around the men-folk today. High estrogen and testosterone are making you speak faster than during any other week in your cycle. While other women won’t have a problem with your quick pace, most men—who have fewer language processing centers in their brain—will be left in the dust.
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: My twin sister can always tell when I’ve entered my Week 3. And she announces it with a, “Ugh, you’re so boring. You must be in Week 3. Call me back when Week 1 starts.” So, too, do you have the potential to be a drag today. Rising progesterone is making you sedate, quiet and preferring safety over derring-do. As a result, you may contribute less to a conversation, laugh less enthusiastically when friends joke, be less prone to being playful and not jump right in when pals propose crashing a frat party.
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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