Which week are you on in your cycle?
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormonescope: So many summer blockbusters, so little time! With summer bubbling with so much fun stuff to do, the rising estrogen in you is making you a tad impatient about getting more activities under your belt before the dreaded fall arrives. You want to get to the movies, go swimming, take a long weekend trip, visit friends, root on your favorite baseball team, go to the amusement park, flirt, flirt and do more flirting!
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: High testosterone is pumping up your competitiveness today. As a result, you’ll likely want to absolutely crush any opponent in a game, you’re far less interested in participating as a team member and way more interested in leading the team, you’ll be open to new ways to boost your financial or social status and/or you may nearly hurt yourself diving in front of shopper to get one place ahead in line.
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: You know about Newton’s law of motion—an obect in motion tends to stay in motion? Well, if you’ve got a lot to do today, you better be careful about sitting down in an easy chair before finishing it all—rising progesterone may make you feel like you’ve suddenly been glued to the soft, comforting, why-would-I-ever-leave-this-kind-of-bliss cushions and have you ditching the rest of your to-do list in favor of watching TV or napping. That’s because as this sedating hormone rises, it makes you prefer rest over being active.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: As estrogen and testosterone plunge, you prefer to stick to the oldies but the goodies, the tried and true and the proven over the experimental. So, you’ll be happiest eating foods you love, watching movies you’ve already seen and hanging out with folks you know well. The reason? These plunging hormones decrease your confidence and openness about experiencing something new and make you more critical of anything out-of-the-ordinary.