10x Your Productivity Naturally With Cycle Syncing
For months I have been feeling like you're at the mercy of my energy levels and mood swings. There were days when I had all the motivation in the world, only to be followed by days when I couldn't bring myself to focus on anything. It seemed like a never-ending cycle of highs and lows, leaving me feeling drained and disappointed.
In my search to figure out what was wrong with me, I discovered the power of cycle syncing, and it completely changed MY LIFE.
Everything that I was feeling and experiencing aligned with the different phases of my menstrual cycle. I would be productive, creative, ultra ultra-positive one week and the next I just felt like the bottom fell out and I wanted to sit in silence, go for long walks, and sleep for days.
There is so much information on the world wide web about how to align your eating and exercise with your cycle. So for the past few months, I have been researching and studying my behaviors and combining all that I learned to finally break down the TRUTH about cycle syncing to increase productivity.
Here's a glimpse into how cycle syncing transformed my productivity, and how it can do the same for you:
Phase 1: Menstruation (Days 1-7) Also known as your inner WINTER
During the menstruation phase, energy levels tend to be lower, and it's common to experience fatigue and cramps. In the past, I used to push through these days, expecting myself to perform at the same level as I would during other times of the month. NEVER HAPPENED. Unsurprisingly, this often led to burnout and increased frustration.
Now, I've learned to honor my body's need for rest during this phase. Instead of forcing myself to power through, I take this time to focus on self-care activities such as gentle yoga, meditation, and journaling. By allowing myself to slow down and recharge, I set the stage for increased productivity in the days to come.
How to be productive during your menstruation phase:
Great time for setting and evaluating your goals
Work on solo projects and analytical task
Strategic thinking and set intentions for the next phase
Do big-picture work and self-assessment
Listen to your intuitions
Be gentle with yourself and highly reflective.
Honor your body and get the sleep she wants
Phase 2: Follicular (Days 8-14) Also known as your inner SPRING
As estrogen levels begin to rise during the follicular phase, so does my energy and creativity. This is when I feel most motivated and inspired to tackle new projects and ideas. Rather than wasting this burst of energy on mundane tasks, I prioritize big-picture planning and brainstorming during this time.
I find that breaking down larger projects into smaller tasks and setting ambitious goals for myself helps me make the most of this phase. By channeling my creativity and enthusiasm into strategic planning, I set myself up for success in the days ahead.
How to be productive during your follicular phase:
Time to flex your creativity and brainstorm
Explore new opportunities and people. Be curious
Take an online course/Learn something new. Research
Get clear on your vision and intentions
Do something adventurous and take a chance on something new
Use your good mood and energy to help others
Phase 3: Ovulation (Days 15-17) Also known as your inner SUMMER
Ovulation is often referred to as the peak of the menstrual cycle, both in terms of fertility and energy levels. During this phase, I feel like I'm firing on all cylinders, with heightened focus, stamina, and confidence. It's the perfect time for me to tackle challenging tasks and projects that require laser-like precision.
To make the most of this phase, I prioritize high-intensity workouts and goal-oriented activities that align with my natural drive and ambition. By harnessing the power of ovulation, I'm able to accomplish more in less time and with greater efficiency than ever before.
How to be productive during your ovulation phase:
Launch your new business
Pitch your ideas
Connect with your friends & family
Have hard conversations
Be seen and heard. Use your feminine energy
Attend conferences and network
Go out on a date
Engage in group work and be brave
Record YouTube or Podcast episodes
Have important conversations
Phase 4: Luteal (Days 18-28) As known as your inner AUTUMN
As estrogen and progesterone levels begin to decline in the luteal phase, I notice a shift in my energy and mood. While I may not have the same level of stamina as I did during ovulation, I find that I was more detail-oriented and introspective during this time. Rather than seeing this phase as a limitation, I embrace it as an opportunity to fine-tune my work and tie up loose ends.
During the luteal phase, I focus on tasks that require attention to detail and organization, such as data analysis, editing, and administrative work. By capitalizing on my natural tendency to be thorough and analytical, I'm able to wrap up projects with precision and prepare myself for the upcoming menstrual phase.
How to be productive during your luteal phase:
Avoid big projects, tasks, and presentation
Focus on detail-oriented or repetitive task
Deep dive into your finances
Fully focus on your self-care and alone time
Prioritize admin tasks that have been ignored all month
Celebrate your wins
Flex your boundaries and say NO
Your anxiety will be high so do calming activities and give yourself grace
The most frequently asked question
What happens if your menstruation cycle lasts longer than 7 days? How will you number your phases?
If your menstrual cycle is longer than 7 days then you need to monitor your mood and natural energy levels. I have read that if your period lasts longer than average you can still move through the cycle phases even if your menstruation days do not align.
For example - you may be on day 9 of your menstrual cycle but because your estrogen levels are rising so if your energy level cause you to feel like you're in your follicular phase
By understanding and honoring the natural ebbs and flows of my menstrual cycle, I've been able to work smarter, not harder, and achieve more with less effort. If you're tired of feeling like you're constantly fighting against your own biology, I encourage you to give cycle syncing a try. You might just be amazed at the difference it can make in your productivity and overall well-being.