If you're into Fertility Awareness, you're probably into knowing and working working in harmony with your hormonal cycle in all kinds of ways. As a part of that, I’d like to encourage you to note your mood on your chart.
In the Justisse Method we have a neat little coding system for every possible detail of cervical mucus – sensation, color, consistency, quantity – and even codes for intercourse – but we don’t have codes for different moods.
Nor should we. Find the words that suit what you’re feeling each day – and jot down a note. It might amaze you to see how your mind and heart are cycling along with your ovaries, your uterus, and the hormones flowing through your body.
For inspiration, here’s a collection of words I’ve used myself and seen on charts to tell the mood / emotion / state-of-mind story of a cycle:
Lots of dreams
What else? Take notice, take note, and ride the flow of your moods and emotions with more awareness and compassion for yourself. You may find that at different times of your cycle, you feel more drawn to being creative, to having time to yourself, to big social gatherings, to quiet, to major work projects – and lots of other possible ways to live your moments.
If you can, you might start crafting your days in harmony with how you’re most ready to engage (or not engage) during each phase of your cycle.
And remember, extreme mood changes, or even ones that just make it harder to get through your day - like bigtime PMS irritability - are NOT an inevitable part of having periods. You can absolutely improve your hormonal health for a smoother ride.