- by Seneca
Biorhythms: How to Work With Your Personal Ups and Downs
Ever chart your biorhythm? It's proposed that we have these cycles that oscillate over time, depicting your physical, emotional and intellectual fortitude sort of like circadian rhythms and other biological processes. We literally have our ups and downs. And what's more, they are forecastable.
You can't always choose the days that you do hard things, but when possible, you can choose to schedule that test on a good intellectual day, or you can push yourself harder in the gym on a good physical day. You can also formulate a plan for getting through the hard days.
Since this is more of a show and tell, I recorded a little video about a dangerous incident that got me back into this, (I grew up with my dad always making me a chart) how to read your chart, what to look for and what is really not as big a deal as everybody makes it out to be.
There are three main cycles, intellectual, physical and emotional. Some people think an intuitive cycle is there as well, and based on my own experience with intuitive critical days being very debilitating for me, I would tend to agree. None of this is scientifically verifiable anyway, it's just been a hundred years of people looking at it, and going "yeah, seems like there's something here." And the studies of accidents mentioned in the video and the below link.
Supposedly with an intuitive on the low or critical, you would use more logical methods of decision making rather than going with your gut. For me it seems to impact every sector of my life. Maybe I don't actually know how to do anything other than by "feel." Conversely, high intuitive is a good time to seek out spiritual wisdom for your next moves.
When you're physically low or critical, those are days where you're more accident prone, get tired faster, or susceptible to illness. Take things a little slower, eat food you know works for you, get your rest. For physical highs, get that yard work done, plan for a little bit longer workout, take that dance class.
Intellectual lows or critical days, you're just going to have a harder time picking up new information. You might not have as good concentration or focus. Intellectual highs, research, write, study, learn new software, or other new challenging things.
Emotionally, you probably know your propensities. If you tend to be an angry person, expect more of that. The negatives you feel intensify. Emotionally positive looks like optimism, being emotionally strong, and your interactions with others go well.
A healthy way to use a biorhythm chart is to not focus on the negative, but look at what's positive for you. Go prioritize those activities. However, if your chart looks like mine, all in the negative, don't sweat it, just take care of yourself. Eat right, go to bed early, take your flower essences and your vitamins. You'll be fine.
This is the biorhythm generator I used in this video. A phone app I like is just called Biorhythm and has two little pastel hearts for the icon.
This is that thesis I was talking about. Start on page 8, unless you're into aviation, then the whole thing is interesting. I appreciate how he puts everything into context. A critical day does not mean you're doomed. You've already lived through lots of those, and if you're over 58 years and 66 days, you've made it through your triple critical day. Something I've yet to experience.
And of course, all the flower essences mentioned in the video to help keep you steady and offset the issues. Get on it a day or two ahead of when you'll need them.