If you’re anything like us, you probably spend a lot of the month at the mercy of your hormones. You make plans when you’re full of beans, only to cancel thanks to cramps and PMS. Predicting how you’re going to feel can be a shot in the dark, and there’s nothing worse than missing out because hormones got in the way! So let’s talk about Estrogen’s energizing benefits and how using cycle syncing can help you make the most of that extra energy.
What is cycle syncing?
You may well have heard of the revolutionary idea of cycle syncing. It’s a super-interesting idea and had a lot of us asking why we hadn’t thought of it before.
It’s all about planning your life around the highs and lows of your cycle. From the peaks of Ovulation to the troughs of PMS, and everything in between. The idea is that rather than expecting the same from yourself all month long, you factor in your individual cycle and hormone profile, and adjust your routine accordingly. Simple, right?
How do I start cycle syncing?
Cycle syncing is all about information. Knowing the when and how of your cycle, tracking your symptoms, and planning around the stuff you know is coming. Got a fancy dinner booked three weeks from now? You’ll know exactly where you’ll be in your cycle, what you can eat, and choose waist-band-appropriate clothing, you know? It’s a win-win!
While we can generally say most people feel better in the run-up to the Ovulation stage of their cycle, everyone is different. You might feel better as soon as your Estrogen starts to rise after your period, during the Follicular Phase. Or that same rise could make you feel horrendous. That’s why tracking your symptoms throughout the month, and not just during your period, is so important.
You can use the Hormona app to track your symptoms daily, and you’ll soon see useful cycle patterns you can use to inform your life planning. It’ll also show you which symptoms you see most often, and when they’re most likely to occur.
Once you’ve got your tracking groove on, it’s time to make those hormones work for you!
During the Follicular phase, you tend to feel more motivated and energized. This is because Estrogen and Dopamine are a bit of a power couple. You’ll also be more focused and have improved cognitive function, thanks to this duo. So, this stage is a good time to capitalize on that productivity boost and feel good about what you can achieve!
- Schedule important tasks like your driving test or a presentation that require a positive attitude and focus during this phase.
- Use your productivity boost to set systems in place for the times in your cycle when you’re less energetic.
- Get creative and try something new! This stage is the best time to put yourself out there and take some creative risks — as long as you’re not putting yourself in any danger!
Cycle syncing: Working with your Hormones
There are things you can do all month long to support your hormones while they support you. Getting your body moving, eating a hormone-friendly, balanced diet, and looking after yourself – whatever that looks like for you – are essential. And they all go hand in hand with the extra boost you get from Estrogen peaking during your cycle.
It’s well past time we started making this monthly rollercoaster ride work for us. Here’s to harnessing the power of Estrogen!
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