How you feel each day, depends on your biorhythms. Biorhythms is the body’s natural “body clock;” it is the natural cycle that the body goes to each and every day. Our biorhythms are influenced by our mood, the weather, a certain time of year / month and our overall outlook in life. Our mind also plays a huge part, as your thoughts and the things you tell yourself, influence you far more than you realize.
In the days before clocks, watches and other “time-telling” devices, our ancestors lived in rhythm with nature. Just like the animals, they rose when the sun got up and went to sleep when it is dark. Today everything has been turned “upside-down,” so to speak. Many people work night-shifts, thus their bodies had to re-adapt to be awake during the night and sleep during the day. Not like nature intended! Other people enjoy staying up late when they are out and about and either get little sleep or sleep till late the next day. I am not saying it is wrong; I was also a youngster that enjoyed staying up long passed midnight and sleeping till almost lunchtime the next morning.
However, if we want to be more balanced and more in-sync with the natural rhythms of nature and our bodies, then maybe it is not a bad idea to work with our body-clock instead of ignoring it. biorhythms can go up and down; it is natural. In summer you have more energy than in winter (or vice versa). Women have their cycles that can impact their body clocks. Your thoughts and what you say to yourself, can also play a role. Why? Because our thoughts create our reality and, if you constantly say things like “I am lazy,” then lo and behold, you can / will become lazy. Before you worry about the hours you work and how it affects your body clock, relax. Humans, like nature, evolved through the ages and have adapted quite well.
Listening to your body’s needs is the one thing that has not changed throughout the ages. If your biorhythms are feeling a bit off, then take some time-out to relax more or to take a nap. Power-napping is a wonderful way to recharge; 10 – 20 minutes is enough. Some experts believe that a power-nap can be 30 minutes. Afternoons are often times when many people “slump.” It is a time when our energy-levels can drop, so in order to counter that, make sure to snack on a protein or fruit. Both protein and fruit are good choices as a “pick-me-up” to get you to the end of the day. Chips, biscuits and sweets are not the best option, as they will let your blood sugar spike high very fast and then it will crash down (even lower than what it was).
Exercise, of course, is another excellent way to keep the energy-levels up and to destress, so make sure to make time to move; even if it is just going for a walk-in nature (which, by the way, is an excellent doctor, psychiatrist and teacher).
Personally, I think animals do it best. In wintertime they take it easy, they nap when they feel the need to (or hibernate like bears) and they eat what is in season. During the spring-and summer months it is as if nature comes alive again with new energies. Maybe not such a bad idea if you can copy nature? Alas, it is not so easy to do or even possible, for some, due to our modern style of living. The best you can do is to take time to relax and destress before you get home; to stop looking at your phones or computers at least 30 minutes before we go to bed – otherwise your brain cannot switch off completely; and to make sure your bedroom is dark to get a good night’s rest.
Trying to mimic nature’s clocks is not always easy or possible, but I think when small changes are made (as mentioned in the previous paragraph), then more can be accomplished when energy is needed.