Gimme More Details!
Updated: Nov 14, 2022
So, now you've started tracking, what's next?
After every cycle starts again, review the notes you took on your previous cycle. You can go ahead and "summarise the data" (look at you, how profesh 😏) however you wish.
If you're a bit of a nerd like me, you can transfer the data on to an excel sheet and then compare days every cycle 😈. Alternatively, you can just compare the days by going through the notes once you have a few months logged in (way easier lol)!
However you wish to do it, the important thing is that you keep your notes more or less organised so you can learn and predict when your moods are going to change. Here are some examples on how to do it on both your notes app and with journalling.
ALTERNATIVELY: Write one/two sentences summarising how you felt today
Write the day of your cycle (e.g “DAY 15 of my cycle”)
How did I feel throughout the day? Was this mostly caused by internal or external factors? Have I nourished myself with the right things? How do I feel about my friendships and relationships? How do I feel about what I’ve achieved today?
One thing you might notice is that before your period, you might get more introverted, more anxious and your moods might be generally lower. Instead, shortly after your period you might feel more energised, excited, confident and extroverted. This is because, as we mentioned before, your hormones go through phases! The goal is having you feel good at every stage.