Which week are you on in your cycle?
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormonescope: You may notice that it’s easier to recall dates, facts and words, you’re learning new information more easily and you’re more eloquent than you’ve been in days. Credit goes to rising estrogen and testosterone which, study after study shows, sharpen brain skills and verbal ability as they climb.
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: Rising estrogen and testosterone are pushing you to connect with others. So, you may feel inspired to call up your buds, schedule a dinner party, head to a singles event or grab your sweetie and head out on an impromptu date.
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: You’ll feel like making it an early night as sedating progesterone has you thisclose to a nap all day. Don’t want to blow your street cred and admit you want to go home early so you can sleep? Tell the gang you’ve got a late-night date with a secret someone. They don’t have to know it’s with your teddy bear.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: As estrogen and testosterone plunge this week, it’s like someone takes off your protective shell, making you more emotionally and physically sensitive to your environment. For instance, you may feel a tad maudlin if it rains, on edge if it’s noisy, unbearably hot if it’s muggy or chilled to the bone if the a/c is cranked way up.