Listen to your Brain’s Clock

Our bodies go through their own schedule without you even knowing it. You go to the bathroom at the same time every day, you have meals at the same time and you even yawn at the same time every day. Your body has its own routine that has become normal to you; you don’t even notice that your body actually has a routine. Your brain has its own daily schedule, peaking at certain times during the day. This clock in your brain can help you get the most out of life, from work to friends. You just have to learn how to read this tricky clock. Here are some helpful tips that can boost every facet of your life.

Morning Love

The hours between 7 and 9 am are known as the passion hours. This is because your brain releases oxytocin (the love hormone) at its highest levels, making you feel more intimate and “lovey-dovey”. According to Rockefeller University’s neurologist Illia Karatsoreos Ph.D., the early morning hours provide the best opportunity for intimacy, whether in the form of sex or even in a cozy morning snuggle. You are likely to be more loving at this time, so if you have no significant other, pick up the phone and call your university roommate or a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while.

The Creative Hours

Between 9 and 11 am, your brain will be at its most creative. According to research by a German firm, the human brain is at its sharpest a few hours after waking up, thanks to the dip in melatonin, the sleep hormone. The study showed that people are more capable of completing multiple tasks while remaining fully focused. Because your brain is at its peak, take advantage of its power. Return emails, consider personal problems, finish your bookkeeping; do all the things that you are too tired to do in the evenings.

Afternoon Break

Your body will wreak havoc on your brain as it attempts to digest food. As a result, you will feel sluggish during the afternoon hours, specifically between 2 and 4 pm. According to a Harvard University study, the brain is at its lowest functional speed during these hours. It is a good idea, if possible, to take your lunch break within these hours, which will allow your brain to stay focused through the busy working hours. If you cannot take your lunch during these hours, you should at least try to take a break from your current workload. Take a half-hour to shop online, or chat with friends on Facebook.

Have A Relaxing Evening

The hours of 8 to 10 pm are when your brain slows down the release of serotonin and increases the amount of melatonin (the sleep hormone). Because of this, according to Australian researchers, 8 to 10 pm is the best time to relax. Pick up a good book or pop on the boob tube and watch your favorite reality show. Whatever you choose, ensure that it is indeed relaxing and that it won’t take its toll on your brain.