Which week are you on in your cycle?
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormonescope: It may be hard to concentrate today as rising testosterone amps up your libido and frequency of fantasies. Result: Everything you do reminds you of a certain someone you’re attracted to and/or what naughty things you want to do with that person.
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: You may notice that you’re standing up straight with your shoulders back, your smile is wider and you really like the way your hair and makeup came out. Credit for the confidence infusion goes to high estrogen and testosterone, which boost self-assurance the higher they climb.
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: Allot more time for each task on your to-do list today. Rising progesterone is slowing you down and making you sleepy, which will likely make it a little longer to get through each project.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: You may feel it’s time to right a wrong—for instance, write a complaint email, talk to a lawyer about a lawsuit or even press charges. Plunging estrogen is lowering feel-good brain chemicals, which makes it harder to ignore injustices, problems and irritations.
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