Schedule your daily life according to the seasons for the best health.
Just listen to the legendary and world-renowned Chinese philosopher, Sun Si Miao: “One who is good at preserving life gets up and goes to bed at a timetable adjusted to different seasons, and maintains a strict regimen in daily life.” 581-682 AD.
I’m not saying that you can’t have any fun or be spontaneous. I’m simply suggesting that you try to wake up and go to bed at the same time every day. Try to take your meals at the same time, as well. We say colloquially that we are “creatures of habit” and now science and research is catching on to that idea.
Sleeping and resting is considered the great regulator of the central nervous system and keeping a regular sleep routine keeps your biological clock steady so that you rest better. Exposure to a regular pattern of light and dark helps regulate your serotonin and melatonin, neurotransmitters that help us feel awake during the day and sleepy at bedtime.
Help your body keep it’s rhythm by opening the blinds or going outside right after you wake up. Conversely, keep your bedroom dimly lit as you perform your nighttime getting-ready-for-bed rituals.