Which week are you on in your cycle?
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormone-cast: Rising estrogen and testosterone are building up the confidence you have in your relationships and helping you overlook people’s flaws. This means that sweethearts who forget your anniversary, friends who are 30 minutes late yet again and neighbors who still haven’t returned your waffle iron get another pass. At least till Week 3 rolls around and descending hormones have you remembering once again why these people annoy the heck out of you.
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormone-cast: If you have to put together a shelf, install blinds or assemble anything else, you might want to fit it in this week. High testosterone is sharpening your spatial ability, the kind of skill that helps you see how pieces fit together, making the project easier.
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormone-cast: It may have been hard to stick to a budget during the first two weeks of your cycle as rising estrogen and testosterone made you more impulsive, but as these two hormones reach lower levels and the yellow caution flag of progesterone rises, you’re all about watching your dollars. As a result, you may avoid keeping cash in your wallet so you don’t spend it, scour the circulars for sales or think of ways to have fun at home that don’t cost a dime. To save even more money, try buying store brands over the significantly more expensive name brands. Several recent studies point out that, once we try them, most of us really can’t tell the difference in taste or quality!
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormone-cast: Concerns about work or school may be on your mind today as estrogen and testosterone plunge, depleting your brain of chemicals that boost mood and confidence. This makes it far easier for you to get sucked into someone’s false rumors and negative outlook, which can make worries more intense. So try to sidestep these nervous Nellies and avoid stressing out till you get all the facts.