Are You Energized More in the Evening?
By Tom Herrin
Some individuals seem to be able to go full blast almost all night long. Others seem to have a difficult time trying to stay awake past dinner. The latter have usually been up since an early hour and completed their day long before evening. Such is our society. It is made up of all kinds of individuals with all kinds of personal biological systems. Our internal clocks play a big role in our overall health. Studies have shown a variety of perspectives on whether one is better than the other, so it is hard to make a firm statement as to which is the best way to live. It may be assumed that the best thing to do is plan according to your own clock and needs.
What Governs Our Clock?
This internal clock is called a circadian rhythm. It is an internal clock that tells us when to sleep and when to be awake. It has much to do with our productivity. It can be a real challenge to make changes in how our clock works. Finding ways to work within our strengths may be easier than trying to go against our natural grain. We may be successful otherwise, but it may be a struggle.
If You Have to Change, Do It Gradually
Going from being active at night to getting up early in the morning can be a daunting task. If you find that you need to do this, it has been suggested that it may be best to do it in small increments. Making a change of only about 15 minutes at a time over a period of days or weeks may help you to have much greater success. It may seem a little like overcoming an addiction; it will require work and commitment.
Learn Your Own Clock
Rather than simply going along with the flow, it may be best to gain as much insight and understanding about our own bodies as possible. I know I tend to be a night owl, and it is difficult for me to fit into an early bird mold. With some activities, I find that I need to get up much earlier. In doing so, I have to be careful because I may end up having trouble functioning as efficiently as I should. As I learn more about my own personal needs, I am able to do a better job of planning.
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