Which week are you on in your cycle?
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormonescope: With energizing estrogen and testosterone rising, you may find it hard to concentrate on just one task at a time and end up flitting from one to another without finishing any. While it may feel like you’re completing more by doing everything simultaneously, studies show that, in reality, you’ll be more productive when sticking with and finishing one project before moving on to the next.
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: You’re saying more positive words and phrases today, such as “enjoy”, “love”, “great” and “no problem”, and pressing the “Like” button on Facebook more often today. You’re also smiling more, gesticulating a lot and using friendlier body language, for instance, touching someone’s arm or back when you talk with them. Why? High estrogen is boosting your mood, optimism and desire to connect with others.
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: Good news for your roommate, family members, sweetheart or cat: Your rising progesterone, a hormone known to boost mothering tendencies, is putting you in the mood to nurture. So, if they’ve been staying on your good side, then they may be rewarded with your best recipes, surprise gifts or a refreshing cup of iced coffee.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: You may feel a little “off” today. For instance, you may have a slightly queasy stomach, a sorta headache, dizziness or an energy level that never quite gets lift-off. You may think you’re coming down with something, but you’re probably just suffering the side effects from plunging estrogen, which tends to sap your body of energy and vitality as it falls.