While ignorance may seem bliss at times, knowledge provides guidance to a more efficient lifestyle. With understanding comes ease. Just as a person might find it difficult to bake a cake without a recipe or put together furniture without instructions, we might struggle to maintain a healthy life without the proper tools and information to direct us.
Last week I was feeling great. High energy, high spirits, strength of mind. But the past few days I’ve been exhausted. Physically and emotionally weak. My diet hasn’t changed, and due to COVID and my responsibility to quarantine living in LA, neither have my activities. So what is the reasoning behind this fast decline? I believe it has a lot to do with my biorhythms.
There is a theory that as humans we have three different cycles, or biorhythms, that affect our daily lives. Physical, which is a 23-day cycle. Emotional, 28-days. And intellectual, 33-days. From birth we have been cycling through, going up and down on our abilities in these three categories. Our physical strength, emotional stability, and clarity thinking might not be as much in our control as we may have thought. However, if we can schedule more according to our cycles, we might give ourselves an easier time overall.
I get a feeling of relief when I am able to place responsibility for my lack of energy not on health problems, or even over working myself, but on inevitability. When my brain feels fogged for days on end, it probably is. The good news, I can release control. Work around what is. Give myself a break when I’m going through these weaker days and schedule appointments and activities on my stronger ones. Whether it is connecting with other people who have relating struggles or connecting with the universe, there is something to be said for justification. To have answers. To know what I’m going through is normal, and to know I’m not alone.
Another perk to knowing about our biorhythms is knowing we’re never stuck. There is an actual date in which we know we will gain back our physical strength, our emotional well-being and our thinking skills. Sometimes the hardest part of feeling down is forgetting what it’s like to feel differently. Getting lost in the darkness, unsure if there is an end to that tunnel. But now we know there is. We may just have to ride the waves. Not only is survival in our future, excellence is on its way. The idea of confirmed brighter days ahead is just about the strongest motivator to push me through.
I haven’t ever been fully invested in learning about horoscopes, but I wonder if biorhythms are incorporated in those “destinies.” I started comparing my biorhythms with those I get along best with. My best friend has high ability emotional days when I am on the opposite side of the spectrum. She is able to be there for me when I am down and vice versa. Another close friend has an almost identical physical cycle as I do. We are almost always on the same page about whether we want to go out and adventure or stay in and relax. Compatible energy is everything.
Below I have attached the site I use to calculate my biorhythms for a targeted date. So far, since discovering this theory, I have checked my charts twice. Once when my mother introduced the idea to me, curious if it had something to do with my high energy days. And again on the first days of exhaustion following. My chart was spot on.
Not only did discovering biorhythms bring comfort to my current state, but it reminded me of the most important lessons I live by: Let go of what is not in our control. We are never stuck in dark times. And, our company and who we choose to surround ourselves with reflect directly on our well-being. I am the type of person who appreciates an explanation to my suffering. While I don’t always get one, imagining possible reasoning can definitely bring about healing. If I use this information wisely, I can manage my lifestyle more efficiently.