Most women don't spend too much time thinking about how they can adjust their life according to their menstrual cycle, but there's something powerful about listening to your body and working with your natural fluctuations of hormones. For instance, there are a number of things you should be doing when you're ovulating, because during this period of your cycle, you energy levels tend to be higher, which can make certain activities more appealing and completed with ease. Cycle syncing is a system that involves adjusting your habits, including your workouts, diet, and even socialization, to match up with the different stages of your menstrual cycle, and the practice is catching on with many women.
"It is essential for women who want to optimize their health and well-being to be in sync with their cycles — menstruation and ovulation being the peak times of getting in sync," holistic fertility specialist Dr. Aumatma Shah tells Bustle. "In general, ovulation can be thought of as the season of summer. It is the time of our full potential. It is a good time to be out and about, socializing, making connections, doing presentations for work, or meeting the love of your life."
Ovulation in particular is a good time to engage in specific activities, since estrogen and testosterone levels are high, and the verbal and social centers of the brain are stimulated by these hormones. To make the most of out of this cycle, you'll want to start doing these seven things when ovulating.