Which week are you on in your cycle?
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormone-cast: You’ll likely enjoy starting more projects than finishing them today as rising estrogen and testosterone spark your creativity and energy, but has you less interested in following up with the boring details.
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormone-cast: Today’s perfect for taking a personal inventory of your body and life today to check if there’s anything that needs to be fixed. Why? With estrogen and testosterone peaking this week, they’re giving you the most energy, positive feelings, freedom from pain and revved-up libido you’ll have all cycle. So, if you’re not experiencing one or more of these hormonal benefits, it could be a warning that something is out of whack and needs to be addressed. For instance, if you’re sluggish this week, you may have a vitamin deficiency or aren’t sleeping well; if you’re blue or irritable, you may be ignoring an important issue; if you have back, shoulder or other pain, it’s a sign to get it checked out; if your libido is low, it could be due to a hormonal imbalance or stress.
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormone-cast: Remember all those projects you started in Week 1 of your cycle when rising estrogen and testosterone energy and creativity were high? Today you’ll be able to focus on their boring follow-up details more easily as progesterone rises, putting you in a more sedate state of mind, which makes you less likely to think of any excuse to flit away and start something new the moment you get to any forms / contracts / reports / number crunching part of a task.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormone-cast: You may be more easily distracted today as plunging estrogen lowers your powers of concentration, making it difficult to keep your mind from wandering during a dull meeting or the fourth rendition of your friend’s story about how she snagged a great designer sweater for half the price. That said, you will surprisingly still be able focus on online shopping, your favorite TV show and that pint of Chunky Monkey with ease.