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Things that make you happy throughout the menstrual cycle

There’s one thing we know for sure: menstrual cycle and mood are connected. Want to learn how? Read on in this article.
Female happiness

Good mood Is natural in the follicular phase of the cycle

There is a hormonal reason why you feel more energetic and happy during the first half of your menstrual cycle.

The increased level of estradiol alleviates stress and can make you feel inspired. This phase starts on the first day of your period and can last on average for 10 to 14 days.

Stay on track with your mood!

Use Flo to log changes in your mood in order to recognize these patterns. This will help you find the best times of the month to take on tasks that require creative thinking and persistence.

Ovulation hormones may cause an emotional uplift

A woman’s desire is linked to her hormone levels. According to recent studies, a lower response to pain and an increase in feelings of sexual attraction can point to ovulation.

Upon release of certain hormones, feelings of self-sympathy may trigger a need to beautify oneself, like buying clothes, makeup, and other items. Some women change their hairstyle, too!

A good mood has a positive effect on the body. It enhances performance, helps you withstand stress, and improves blood circulation, which has a positive impact on brain function as well as the condition of the skin and blood vessels.

People in a better mood cope with complex tasks more effectively than those who are upset. This is because the brain is not busy with managing emotions, but rather with solving the task at hand.

Getting emotional during ovulation is ensured by the happiness hormones: endorphins (released during exercise, sex or listening to pleasant music), serotonin (found in nuts, bananas, chocolate, salmon, and produced in sunlight) and oxytocin (released during hugging, kissing, or breastfeeding). Thus it’s always good to do and eat the special things to make you happy.

Normal mood

Normal mood is also great!

This is the most comfortable and optimal everyday life state for many people.

When you are overwhelmed with emotions, either positive or negative, it's hard to concentrate on work or daily duties. Your thoughts focus only on the source of the feelings.

When the mood is normal, everyday life runs its course. And this is great!

Flo can help you track your mood and feelings!

Our app will create a log to show changes over time and help make correlations between your cycle and mood.

How to make positive mood last longer?

Years of research from leading scientific experts have shown that happiness is tied to a few main aspects of your life.

First, a positive outlook is imperative. You must also let go of negativity and surround yourself with those who make you happy, such as your family and friends.

When you’re active, it not only helps improve your mood but also promotes a long, healthy life.​

https://www.psychologicalscience.org/news/releases/a-positive-mood-allows-your-brain-to-think-more-creatively.html#.WTa7_J9SDIU
http://www.joyfuldays.com/happy-hormones/
http://www.medicineinanswers.com/what-are-happy-hormones/
http://www.everydayhealth.com/womens-health/how-your-menstrual-cycle-affects-your-behavior.aspx

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