My Hormonology

Which week are you on
in your monthly cycle?
Find out what it reveals about
what your weekend has in store:

Week 1
Day 1 (first day of period) to Day 7
Estrogen and testosterone rise
This weekend’s Hormone Horoscope: As your Week 1 goes on, you’ll notice your brain skills sharpen more and more, for instance, you’ll be remembering details more easily, you’ll be more eloquent as you speak and you’ll be learning faster. Credit goes to rising estrogen and testosterone, which help your brain function at its very best!

Week 2
Day 8 to Day 13
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak
This weekend’s Hormone Horoscope: Have a lot of work, chores or house cleaning to do this weekend? I hereby grant you permission to blow some of it off and go outside to get some sunshine, take a drive or go shopping. If you don’t give yourself a little break, I can almost promise you that high fun-loving estrogen and testosterone will be wagging a finger at you, making you regret spending your whole day on boring stuff!

Week 3
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Progesterone rises; estrogen and testosterone drop for half the week, then rise again
This weekend’s Hormone Horoscope: Ever see those paparazzi shots when they catch celebrities without their makeup or when they’re in sweatpants or pajama bottoms. Well, chances are, if there were shutterbugs hiding in your bushes this weekend, they’d find you in your not-so-glamorous state, too. But, who can blame you? With estrogen and testosterone at lower levels and sedating progesterone rising, you simply don’t have the energy to get dolled up. Plus, unlike Week 1 and Week 2 when you were interested in attracting attention and comfortable being in the spotlight, your hormonal mix this week gives you an “I don’t care” mindset about who happens sees you without mascara.

Week 4
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen, testosterone and progesterone plunge
This weekend’s Hormone Horoscope: Unlike Week 1 and Week 2 gals, you may notice that your brain skills get a little muddied this weekend. Oh, you’re not going to be kicked out of Mensa or lose a chess match. But, you will likely have difficulty remembering details off the top of your head, you may stumble a bit over words as you speak and you may need to read the instruction manual a couple of times before you finally get how to put together your new bookshelf. The culprit? Plunging hormones, of course. As estrogen and testosterone descend in Week 4, they put a slight damper on brain agility.

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