If there’s one truth in life (besides death and taxes), it’s that, at some point or another, we all get in a slump. There will be days (or weeks…or months…or seasons…) where you will feel bored, stuck, and just plain unmotivated.
Ironic as it may seem, I find that comfort is one of the biggest reasons we can feel discontented. While a certain level of routine and predictability helps us thrive and retain control, too much routine can leave us bored and uninterested. Things are just too simple and unengaging.
It is the middle of December, and for those of us north of the equator that means we’ll be seeing our shortest days of the year. Short days mean less sunlight, and less sunlight means this is the perfect time to examine our sleeping habits and — if need be — reset our Circadian Rhythm back to normal. Does your Circadian Rhythm need realignment?
We all know that sleep is pretty much mandatory. I mean if you have ever gone successive days with minimal or no sleep, you know that you turn into a zombie. I remember pulling all-nighters in college and even sometimes at work and I'd pretty much be a zombie without the bad makeup for days following. But what happens if we get sub-optimal sleep on a continued basis?