My HormonologyWhich week are you on in your cycle?

Week 1
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormone-cast: A secret crush is on your mind (or in your dreams) today as rising testosterone revs up your libido and your desire to connect with others. Very, very hunky others.

Week 2
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormone-cast: Thanks to high estrogen and testosterone, it’s easy for you to get swept up in the excitement or outrage of stories you hear about in the news or magazines, like, for instance, your favorite celebrity being cheated on by her double-crossing no-good louse of a husband.

Week 3
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormone-cast: You may find it harder to brainstorm ideas, continue the momentum of a project you’ve been working on or get inspired to start a new one. That’s because rising progesterone is making your energy drag and lower levels of estrogen and testosterone are taking the shine off your brain skills. Luckily, research shows there’s an easy way to generate motivation once again: focus on why you started or need to start a task and/or think of the way it helps you or other people, like your family, friends or customers.

Week 4
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormone-cast: Things may be too loud, too smelly, too scratchy or too spicy today as plunging estrogen makes your sense more sensitive.