Which week are you on in your cycle?
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormonescope: Good luck trying to think about anything but the cutie in the library, the hottie in the cafe and the double-yummy who passed you on the street. Rising testosterone is setting your libido on fire, making you want to make a love (or at least lust) connection.
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: You’re feeling competitive today thanks to soaring testosterone, which ups your desire to be top dog. As a result, you may stop at nothing to win a game or contest, try to outdress or outperform folks around you or throw your hat into the ring for some kind of elected office (like student president, the head of your neighborhood association or queen of the tiki bar).
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: It’s easier to focus on work, studying and to-dos today thanks to rising progesterone and lower levels of estrogen. Why? Together, this combo makes you less distracted by every new Facebook posting, incoming email and text message, allowing you to get more work done.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: Not much is getting past you today. As estrogen and testosterone plunge, they make you look at things more critically. And that’s a good thing, since it means you’re better able to pick up on subtle body signals, see through a fast-talking salesperson and know when something looks too good to be true.