For the sake of success, accomplishment, and even your health, itís best to be early to bed and early to rise, at least whenever possible. But we all know that these days there are many night-owls out there. This is alright sometimes, but if youíve got big, big goals and dreams, if you canít stop thinking big (and thatís the way you should be), you probably want to see if you can, at least usually, get up with or just before the dawn and go to bed well before midnight.
Even if you would find that kind of schedule difficult to adjust to, however, one thing that cannot be denied is that we all have times when we peak and times when we trough throughout the day in terms of our powers of social communication, problem solving, and creativity. We all have what are known as bio-rhythms, and we have these rhythms pulsing through our individual days as well as through our multiple-week cycles we need to respect them.
Your singular daily bio-rhythms are impacted by the nature of your career, your lifestyle, your background, and your inherent personality. Observe yourself carefully and with full honesty. From this, learn how to schedule more important tasks around those times throughout your day when you are at or close to your peak capabilities that will be needed for those tasks. Your daily rhythms are natural, so donít fear them and donít work against them; instead, work with them to achieve your very best and to reach your goals in the shortest possible time.
Ask yourself these questions:
When you allow yourself to flow with your natural rhythms, you can realize that you have extraordinary powers! Orison Swett Marden wrote, ďDeep within mankind dwell those slumbering powers; powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing; forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action.Ē
- At what time or times of the day are you at your most creative?
- Do you most prefer communicating with other people early, mid-day, late afternoon, or evening?
- When throughout the day do you find yourself to be at your best with problem-solving?
And Patricia Neal wrote, ďA strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.Ē So, when you let yourself accept and flow with your natural rhythms, and do so with a positive mindset, you can work wonders. You donít to escape with drugs of any kind. You can make your dreams come into your daylight. You can wake up with the dawn, or whenever it is that you usually get up, you can wake up to a bright day knowing that you are manifesting your dreams.