Which week are you on
in your monthly cycle?
Find out what it reveals about
what your weekend has in store:
Day 1 (first day of period) to Day 7
This weekend’s hormone horoscope: You may take more of an interest in gossip of all sorts this weekend, including celebrity news and juicy tidbits about what’s going on with your neighbors down the street. That’s because rising estrogen is amping up your desire to find out news about others and it’s pumping up brain chemicals that give you a thrill when you hear something saucy!
Day 8 to Day 13
This weekend’s hormone horoscope: Do something daring and that’s “so not like you” this weekend. High estrogen and testosterone are giving you the confidence to break out of your comfort zone and are boosting feel-good brain chemicals that make new experiences even more exciting!
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
This weekend’s hormone horoscope: Rising progesterone, a sedating hormone, is putting you in a mellow mood. This makes it a perfect weekend to lounge around with the ones you love. For instance, invite your sister out for tea, head to a movie with your best bud or simply chill on the couch with a pint of Chunky Monkey and the remote with your roomie. Believe it or not, these simple bonding moments will make you happier than if you got a raise, say researchers at University of Texas at Austin. In their recent 10-year study, participants felt greater satisfaction and well-being when they had strong ties to family and loved ones than when they had oodles of cash!
Day 23 to the end of cycle
This weekend’s hormone horoscope: Research shows that, due to the way the human brain is wired, women are more prone to ruminating than men, which means we tend to churn over issues, problems, insults and irritations till we drive ourselves crazy. I bring this up because, as estrogen nosedives, you’ll be more inclined to torture yourself with ruminations about issues big and small this weekend. Luckily, there’s a pretty simple way to get out of your own head and stop the revolving-door thought process: distract yourself. Studies shows that going to the movies, shopping, dancing or doing anything else that pretty much stops you from thinking slams the brakes on ruminating so you can let go of the issue and destress!
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