Which week are you on in your cycle?
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.
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.
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.
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.