Me on the beach in Homer, Alaska, the place of my roots
Mother Nature can have a great impact on our bodies. Most of us have lost touch with our surroundings and the rhythms of nature. But once we notice this separation, we can start to plug back into our intuition and sync up once again.
If you think about it, the earth consistently rotates and wherever we are we experience the sure thing that the seasons will come around the same time each year, the sun will rise and set and the earth will rest and wake. It does this on a day to day basis because it keeps with its rhythm (notice that it seems to be getting off its rhythm more and more because us humans have altered its surroundings? ) This is a bigger argument but there is a point. The point being that the earth can keep its pattern year after year because it sticks to the rhythm of nature. Humans on the other hand can't seem to stick to a rhythm these days because of many excuses like; things are too crazy, life is too busy, work is too important or we have better things to do. With this crazy, inconsistent schedule we start to become, tiered, angry, irritated, sick, depleted, emotional.......the list goes on! So, if we can get back to a more regular schedule, meaning going to bed between the hours of 10 - 11pm, sleeping at least 7-8 hours a night, Starting the day with a breakfast that fits our needs and kick-starts our metabolism, eating healthy foods and eating at the same time every day, drinking healthy liquids like water and un-caffeinated herbal teas (please stop with the iced beverages and soda drinks, they do so many bad things to your digestive system) and surrounding ourselves with supporting people and activities, then we can become more consistently health, happy and whole! And that is what we should strive for on a daily basis.
For more details on how to create a relaxing evening routine so that your night time rhythm can return/start, click here.
Enjoy the day!