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Are You the Only One up Late?

By Tom Herrin

For some of us, being the last man standing may seem like the norm.  As everyone else around you seems to wind down for the night, you may still be in high gear.  When you end up being the last one up in the morning you may see yourself as a slacker.  Looking around and noticing that all others in the household have gone on their merry way can tend to wear out any of us.  We may question ourselves as to why we can't get with the program.  It may be a case of bad habits, but it also may be a case of us being wired just a little different than the others.  Some call it dancing to a different beat, but there may be more to it than that.

Keep the Candle Burning

For many years, those of us who got up late and stayed up late were seen as a little bit on the lazy side.  We just couldn't grasp the need to get up and chase the dollar.  Even though it may be so for some, many of us are products of our own internal clocks.  Whether or not we realize it, we all have one.  Most researchers refer to it as our circadian rhythm.  This is what helps to regulate our lives.  It may tell us when to be active and when to wind down.  For those who prefer working late, it may be far more internal than we may believe.  Some even have internal clocks that are set for something other than 24 hours.  It is sometimes longer.

Let the Sun Shine 

Those who prefer the more traditional schedule of day shift may enjoy getting up before the sun.  Some of them like to get in that early run or exercise.  They often choose to hit the ground running and go full speed until early afternoon.  They also may run down shortly afterward.  By the time they finish dinner, they will likely be thinking about bedding down.  Their most productive time is during the day and they may not at all relate to those who are almost opposite.

We All Have Much to Offer

It doesn't matter, for the most part, which way we lean.  Unless our jobs call for a certain time of day, we will do well to seek something that best fits our personal schedule.  That is, if we want to be the most productive.  Trying to force a square peg into a round hole may only serve to nick the corners.  When possible, we should carefully consider where we actually fit in.  then make a decision to go with that.  At the same time, we should give others the same consideration.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in West Valley City, Utah.

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