Eastern Screetch-Owl Are You A Lark or An Owl? Understand Your Body Clock! Your body clock enables you to synchronise the working of your body with day and night. The actual 'clock' is a cluster of about 10,000 nerve cells deep in your brain in the hypothalamus. T he hypothalamus controls body temperature , hunger , thirst , fatigue, sleep , and circadian cycles - your body clock. Light coming in through the eyes helps the body clock to keep in time with day or night and it resets slightly every day. One of the most important ways in which the body clock works is by triggering the production of hormones such as the stress hormones, adrenalin and cortisol, produced by the adrenal glands, and melatonin, a hormone secreted during darkness by the pineal gland in the brain, which helps regulate sleep cycles. Knowing how your internal body clock works can help you make the most of your waking hours. It is quite natural for some people to want to wake up e
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Eastern Screetch-Owl (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Time Management – Find Your Prime Time My four earlier posts about Time Management; The Clock Is Ticking! How Good Are You At Time Management Time Management: Know Where Time Goes - Keep A Log Pinpointing Those Emotional Blocks to Change Time Management – Becoming Better Organized said that the first four steps in managing time are; To be clear about your purpose and your direction in life, To know how you spend your time To include an emotional element in your time management program. To become better organized Now you need to find out your best time to work! Some people are “owls” and work best in the late afternoon. Others are “larks” and love to wake up early and get on with their work. One is not better than the other, they are just different. It is best to do your most demanding tasks when you are alert and at your best – work at your best internal prime time.