How planning around my menstrual cycle has made me more productive (and less overwhelmed)!

As a woman in science, you probably have or had a menstrual cycle. A cycle that affects us physically, emotionally, and also mentally. But it’s something that has been traditionally stigmatized. Something we keep private and don’t often share, especially when working. But that cycle can help us be more productive at work. We can plan the most suitable task for each phase. And most importantly, don’t feel guilty or ashamed when we are not as efficient as we would like at doing a task that is not the best for that phase. This cycle is a source of energy we can learn to harness!