Which week are you on in your cycle?
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormone-cast: Fun-loving rising estrogen is going to practically beg you to break up a boring hum-drum day with something silly and totally time-wasting, like, say free online Etch-a-Sketch, Pacman and Battleship.
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormone-cast: You’re feeling ambitious today thanks to high testosterone, which boosts your competitiveness and desire to get ahead. As a result, you may set your sights on setting up a new business, ask your boss for a promotion or dream up the perfect project that will get you the fame and fortune you so richly deserve.
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormone-cast: Take advantage of rising progesterone’s sedating effect to savor something you love today, like your first sip of coffee, the cool breeze on your face or a kiss from your honey. According to research, taking just a few moments to appreciate these kinds of positive moments will make you happier all day long.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormone-cast: If you feel that plunging estrogen is threatening to spoil a good mood, try taking a walk outside. A brand-new study in the journal Environmental Science and Technology reveals that it takes just five short minutes of strolling in a park, garden, nature trail or other green space to raise your spirits. Past research shows that being surrounded by trees, flowers, water and other natural scenery is an instant stress reliever and helps distract you from work, school and day-to-day worries. But, this is the first study show that this mood lift occurs after just a few minutes, making it as easy happiness-booster for even the busiest gal.