Did you know that every year, our bodies go through a small change that can make a big impact on reducing our time on this earth? When I learned this in my constant journey of learning, I discovered that it was more than knowing that Daylight saving time and jet lag can seriously harm you!
What began many years as a way to conserve energy (NOT our own physical energy), we now know has an impact on mortality rates today! Check out the stats, you’d be surprised and shocked how much it’s NOT covered.
I knew I had to do something about this and everything sleep related. I’m not an alarmist but more an entrepreneur and sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do or more eloquently,
“To know and not to do, is not yet to know.” Confucius
Let me explain. Very simply put, the latest science proves the effect of daylight has on our body clock known also as our circadian rhythm, can have a significant impact on our health, our emotions, our relationships. These artificial time changes are especially difficult in the Spring and international travel.
Some of my new health coach tribe members will be travelling in less than 2 weeks at the same time they experience the clocks going back next Sunday night. I’m happy to share what I’ve learned that can help. This is me doing what I gotta do, apply, do, practice, share. This is how I can be of service to you.
“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.”
For my colleagues travelling soon from the UK and beyond to meet in Austin, Texas, I shared some strategies for managing jetlag in my earlier post. It’s too late to arrange your flights around some concepts but you can manage the other tips. I want you bright and energetic when we meet for Qigong and Tai Chi starting Friday morning!
Although it’s much easier managing the clocks going back, this is what you can do now to ‘not skip a beat’. It’s simple but not always easy! It’s one thing to know but the benefit comes from doing. If you need help, I’m here for you!
- Get regular sleep, 7-9hrs and adjust according to the natural daylight and darkness. Adjusting your sleep/wake times 10-15 minutes a day a week before the change can help ease the transition.
- Get regular daylight and avoid artificial light at night as much as possible. If you must, use apps or glasses to reduce bluelight from all your devices. Light is the key that can regulate our internal clocks
- Create evening rituals that’s about rest, recharging and letting go of the day. This will actually created more energy to get more done more effectively. It’s more about managing our energy, not our time. The great day starts with the great night before.
As I’ve said many times before, we all have incredible gifts to share, a meaningful purpose and powerful reasons why we do what we do, however; without our health it’s not possible to achieve our goals. Time is short and my purpose is to help you in any way I can to make the very best of it.
“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
Francis of Assisi