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: Significant others, coworkers, friends and family members may get a bit irritated by you today. Blame goes to the way rising estrogen and testosterone put you in a go-get-it kind of mood, making you come up with ideas for projects not only for yourself, but for pretty much anyone within a 5-mile radius. Try to remember that not everyone is in the same life-improvement mood as you and when they turn down your offer to help them find a date/get a job/come up with an award-winning recipe for an upcoming cupcake contest, they probably really mean it.

Week 2
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: Texting, talking, emailing oh my! Is there no form of communication you won’t totally abuse to get your gab on? Not when estrogen reaches these talk-loving heights, there’s not!

Week 3
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: In Week 2 of your cycle, you were dressing to the nines, putting extra time into your hair and trying a new shade of lipstick that looked positively glam. This week? Not so much. Now you’re more likely to prefer sweatpants to pencil skirts and a scrunchie to hours of scrunching. And that lipstick? Well, it’ll probably be collecting dust in the back of your makeup drawer for a couple of weeks. The reason? Rising progesterone and lower levels of estrogen have you more focused on comfort and far less concerned about how you look to others. It’s in this phase of my cycle that I typically wish it was acceptable to wear pj’s in public. But, alas, it still draws stares. A Week 3 girl can still dream though….

Week 4
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: You may become an eagle-eye today, noticing things you hadn’t really paid attention to before, such as a new store that opened in your neighborhood, a new friend on your honey’s Facebook friend’s list or the way your co-worker says “like” in like every other sentence. Credit for your heightened sense of awareness comes from descending estrogen. Curious as it seems, research shows that as it brings down your mood and optimism, it actually makes you better at spotting things that more optimistic, happy-go-lucky folks would miss.

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