Creativity: How it is Connected with Your Menstrual Cycle

We'll explore the relationship between your menstrual cycle and your creative output.

Your Menstrual Cycle And Creativity

When it comes to our creativity, there's no one-size-fits-all answer. Like in yoga and basically most of the things :) Some people are more creative at certain times of the month, while others find that their creativity fluctuates with their moods or energy levels.

In this article, we'll explore the relationship between your menstrual cycle and your creative output, and we'll provide some tips for how to make the most of your creativity during each phase of your cycle.

The Different Phases of the Menstrual Cycle

If you're following me, by now, you probably know that your menstrual cycle is divided into four phases, right? And each of these phases can affect your creativity in different ways.

The inner spring, the follicular phase, is when your body is preparing for ovulation. This is typically when you feel the most energetic and motivated, and when your brain is at its sharpest. So if you have a big project to tackle, this is the phase to do it in!

The inner summer, ovulation, which is when an egg is released from your ovary. This phase is all about fertility, so it's the perfect time to brainstorm new ideas, work on projects, and be as creative as possible, but you may be busy engaging in social activities.

The inner autumn, the luteal phase, is when your body is preparing for menstruation. This phase can be a bit more challenging, as you might feel more tired or emotional. But if you can push through, you might find that your creativity flourishes during this time. As I often say, this is the time to create. For you, not for others, just for you. I've done my best pieces of art during my inner autumn.

And finally, there's the menstrual phase, which is when you get your period. This phase can be tough creatively, as you might not feel very inspired. But if you can find a way to work through it, you might be surprised by the creative ideas that come to you during this time. This is a time when you can have genius ideas. 

How to Use Your Menstrual Cycle to Plan Your Creative Projects

So, you know that you're more creative during certain parts of your menstrual cycle. But how can you use this knowledge to plan your creative projects?

Here are a few tips:

  • First, take some time to track your cycle. This will help you become more aware of when you're likely to have more or less creativity.
  • Once you have a good understanding of your cycle, start planning your projects around your most creative times. This might mean starting a new project during your inner spring and finishing up a project during your inner autumn, using your inner winter to think wisely about how to move next.
  • Don't worry if you can't perfectly align your projects with your cycle. Just being aware of how your cycle affects your creativity can help you be more productive overall.

Tips for Maximizing Your Creativity During Each Phase of Your Menstrual Cycle

If you want to maximize your creativity, here are a few things you can do during each phase of your menstrual cycle:

  • During your inner spring, make sure to get enough sleep and exercise. This will help your body and mind feel rested and ready to be creative.
  • During your inner summer and the end of your inner spring, try something new. This is when you're most open to new ideas, so it's the perfect time to experiment.
  • During your inner autumn and winter, focus on organizing your ideas. This is when you're most likely to be able to see the big picture and put all of your ideas together in a cohesive way.


There's no single answer to the question of how your cycle affects your creativity – it varies from person to person. But if you're someone who feels like your creativity ebbs and flows with your menstrual cycle, you're not alone. Use this knowledge to work with your cycle.

Categories: : Inner Seasons, Menstrual Cycle, Menstrual Harmony