My HormonologyWhich week are you on in your cycle?

Week 1
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormone-cast: Rising testosterone makes you more impulsive and likely to accept the first offer on a job, car, home, washing machine or other things you’re considering. But, it’s best to do your research and find out the best option for you.

Week 2
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormone-cast: Find an opportunity to explore a new talent or put an old talent to a new use. High-and-rising estrogen and testosterone are sharpening your brain skills, making it easier to learn new instructions faster and retain new information longer. As a result, you’ll excel more at new activities this week compared to other weeks of your cycle.

Week 3
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormone-cast: I can’t stress this enough: today, rising progesterone is making you appear more subdued to other people. This is especially important to note if you’re on a job interview, being offered a gift, being proposed to or are constantly being asked by your twin sister if you’re excited about going to Disney with her and her awesome kids (I am, Danielle, I am!) since you’re going to have to work harder at showing your enthusiasm and not simply do your happy dance on the inside.

Week 4
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormone-cast: With estrogen on the decline, you may get sick of stuff today—your messy closets, the ugly color paint on your walls, the half-dead garden—that launches you into a humungous project. Just be sure you pace yourself. Plunging estrogen and testosterone are lowering your energy levels, giving you less oomph to finish in a single day like you probably expect to.


My Hormonology