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,offset=0#post1380]Atom Bergstrom recently had a very interesting thing to say about the rhythms of the mind.
He said the mind is capable of different kinds of activities at certain times of the day:
- morning: cerebral [i.e. left brain]; from 03:00 - noon
- afternoon: creative [right brain]
- evening: sexual

He also mentioned that there are 4 mental times:
- Gestalt brain, thinking in general terms; from 03:00-05:00
- short term memory/recall 09:00-11:00
- long term memory from 15:00 to 17:00
- erase/reprogramming from 21:00 to 23:00
(Noon is the most spiritual time.)


I've noticed in my life that there are certain mental activities that just don't seem to work at times. Thinking about Atom Bergstrom's recommendations, i've come to think that i now finally get it.
I recently heard a headmaster [school director] mention that they have intellectual classes in the morning and creative classes in the afternoon. According to Atom Bergstrom she mistakenly assumes that this is prudent because the students are tired by the time it's noon.
They aren't tired, it's that their brain starts thinking in creative forms and can no longer work so well intellectually (as it can in the morning). That's a big difference if one considers that a student could start the day at noon and STILL not be able to function well intellectually. If one understands that it's not because the brain is tired around noon but because it's just not suited to intellectual activity at that time on any day, things become clear.

So: trying to get creative work done in the morning: bad idea. Trying to get intellectual work done after noon: bad idea. If you get good work done at all, it'll be very inefficient, particularly since the same person would do the same work better and easier at another time of day.


Atom Bergstrom explains that each organ has a 2 hour window of opportunity in the course of the day. For example, between 13:00 and 15:00 []sundial time] is the body's natural 'siesta' time; doing hard physical work at this time actually serves to break down muscle tissue. If one waits 2 hours the same activity would result in muscle growth. It all has to do with biorhythm and biological cycles. The brain, obviously, has it's own cycles.

He mentions that there's also a 14 hour cycle for each of the organ cycles above, i.e. there's a DAILY 2 hour cycle for each organ and there's a WEEKLY 14 hour cycle. 12 x 14 = 1 week [and that's the (biological) reason for the 7 day week].

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All of this is actually quite profound knowledge, i'm finding. When one plans one's day around this, your mind's ability to ACCOMPLISH what it sets out to do is so much greater.
I have a number of goals and tasks in mind that i'd like to accomplish in the course of most days. They involve a number of things that are in themselves of no interest to whoever's reading but may serve to illustrate the importance of cycles.

I like to get some copy-pasteing done of things worthy of this board. That's pretty menial and i can usually get it done most times of the day. Because i'm not alone at home, however, IT WAS THE TIMING WITH THE OTHER PEOPLE IN MY LIFE that had me preoccupied, not the cycles within my own mind (that really have nothing to do with others and their demands on my time and attention).
I like writing but there are times when it flows and there are times when it's a chore. When writing is a chore, OTHER things flow (so it's obvious which i choose then).

Now i'm finding that when i consider and accept that my mind simply doesn't like to or WON'T function in certain ways at certain times, i can plan my day accordingly and suddenly achieve results.
I no longer even TRY to get creative in the morning, since everybody's brain has it's creative cycle in the afternoon. Some tasks aren't so menial and require a creativity and willingness to do things that are tedious at other times of the day. For instance, i've been putting off ]putting Tamazight spoken words and pictures in a post because it requires me to really focus. The task requires me to
- download, save, and convert streaming media
- to chop it into pieces and save spoken word files
- to edit a webpage and upload files online
- to link to related word bytes, meanings, and photos within the confines of Runboard technology
All-in-all, it's anything but menial...
It's fine (i might even say i enjoy it) as long as my brain is up to it. ... which is in the afternoon.

I really have been wasting time, effort, and peace of mind by planning to get things done in their wrong time. It's not only that i don't actually accomplish what i set out to do but it's also that it's frustrating NOT TO. "Why?! Why don't i do what i set out to do today?!"
The thought itself might not even come up but 'disappointing yourself' by not accomplishing what you had in mind to do is in itself a debilitating factor.


Could i accomplish what i need to do ANYWAY?
Is it lack of character that i demand things flow?
I'm talking about things that i need or wish to do daily. If i'd be forceing such things by JUST DOING THEM, i'd be stressing myself out to no end day-by-day.

Things like this [i.e. writing] i can do peacefully and easily in the morning because i can focus on just THIS. That seems appropriate for the morning. It's things that require me to expand my attention and activity that seem to be what my brain deals with much better in the afternoon.
Also, the Tamazight words i put online for myself now, i can actually go and STUDY in the morning. There are also an endless array of podcasts that i'd like to listen to and this is a focused mental activity that suits me perfectly in the morning. It works very well with travel or walking while i have my MP3 player on.
When it comes to afternoon activities, compiling complicated material suits me fine then. It's writing but it's NOT creative, so i should explain;
In the morning it's easy to write when all i have to do is sit and let thoughts flow. In the afternoon i'm more about WORKING with INFORMATION. The creativity, one might say, is a matter of interaction with my environment.

I find that evenings can be used for passive entertainment activities but also for musings/dreaming about opportunities. It's a time for reflection, i think.
Practically, it's a time to sit with others. Now, i don't even TRY to fit in writing or working.

All of this has really come to mean a great deal to me. I've been getting a lot more done and with a lot less hassle. It's liberating.

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the hemispheres of the brain


According to Atom Bergstrom, in adults the brain changes focus of the hemisphere every 1.5 hours.
However, he says that up to about 6 years of age children exibit this hemispherical cycle every hour.



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