Irritated, Moody & Exhausted
Week Three Of Your Menstrual Cycle – Ovulation

This is the week you ovulate, which causes oestrogen and testosterone to dramatically drop then rise again on the third or fourth day.

Menstrual Cycle Hormone Changes

Menstrual Cycle Hormone Changes

Progesterone starts to steadily increasing all through the week and because your oestrogen has dipped you will feel moody, irritable and fed up with everything. The rise in progesterone also adds to these feelings of being down and depressed.

Feeling irritated, fed up and exhausted

Feeling irritated, fed up and exhausted

Best thing to do is accept that your mood is not going to be the greatest as by the third or fourth day, your hormones start to balance out and you feel more like yourself again.

Progesterone has a sedating effect so your body is reacting to this and you are feeling exhausted, slow, you can’t put words together and you just can’t be bothered to do anything. This affects your sexual drive too, this is the ” I would rather watch a movie” part of the month!

Sex drive is low as well as your energy levels

Sex drive is low as well as your energy levels

Don’t get caught up in these negative feelings. Instead take a look at the creative ideas you had last week. You don’t have to action any of them, just don’t let yourself hide under the duvet and get sad or stressed.

Positive thinking and looking at all you have achieved this month is the best way forward. Don’t sulk or dwell on the stuff that went wrong.

Alone time is good for you in week three

Alone time is good for you in week three

It is okay to want to have some quiet time on your own. Reading a book with a lovely hot chocolate or sorting out your wardrobe. Clearing out a drawer. Small things which you can achieve and will make you feel more organised and less stressed.

Source Everblossom.net

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