Which week of your cycle are you on?
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormone-cast: With people-shmoozing estrogen rising today, you’re happiest when reconnecting with friends, family and co-workers you didn’t see over the holidays. This hormone is also making you chatty so you’ll probably want to block out time for a long, long, long lunch to catch up on all the latest news and gossip.
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormone-cast: High adventure-loving estrogen and testosterone are making you a little bored as you return to the old hum-drum post-holiday routine. To spice things up, you may be tempted to flirt with someone new, do a little shopping or switch the office coffee to decaf and totally deny it.
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormone-cast: Getting back to routine is a bit of relief as progesterone rises and estrogen dips, making you prefer a little predictability. Plus, you feel like you’ll finally be able to catch up on all the work you missed while getting hammered on spiked egg nog all holiday season long.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormone-cast: Even if you don’t buy into the whole holiday hype, with estrogen descending, you’re likely feeling a little pang of sadness with every string of lights that comes down and half-dead pine tree sprawled on the sidewalk waiting for the sanitation truck. Luckily, there are always post-season sales to boost your holiday cheer once again.