Morning Light Exposure – Morning Routine – Human Performance Lifestyle 19 February 2021 No Comments Share via: 0 Shares Facebook 0 Twitter LinkedIn Copy Link More This post is part 1 of 6 in the series Maximising Human Performance & AbilitiesMaximising Human Performance & AbilitiesMeditation – Morning Routine – Human PerformanceMorning Light Exposure – Morning Routine – Human PerformanceHuman Performance – How To Achieve The Highest Performance?Wake Up 1 Hour Earlier Every Single Day – Morning Routine – Human PerformanceDon’t Check Your Phone! – Morning Routine – Human PerformanceLemon Water – Morning Routine – Human Performance 3 MIN READLet me tell you the story at the beginning of this post. I am writing this article about morning light exposure from scratch for the second time! I just finished this post and clicked the “Save” button and went to feed dogs. I came back and it showed me “This link has expired“. I just lost the whole article which I have written. I really don’t like these kinds of moments! ;( But I just thought that maybe it is a good thing. Maybe this motivates me to write something better, then let’s do it again! Light’s impact on physiology is scientifically well established. The type and timing of exposure to light are important, though, and all light is not considered equal. Artificial light doesn’t have the same effect as unfiltered sunlight.source VeryWellHealth.Com Picture made by Joanna Zawiślan-SiudaLet me know how many hours per day you are exposed to sunlight? I am pretty sure, there are days when you don’t get any direct sun during the many days in the row. Especially during the winter, when days are short and you work long hours at the office it is really difficult to get direct light. However studies show that direct light especially in the morning can help with better sleep, depression, alertness and so on. Morning walk Sunrise at the lake Lake sunriseContents Benefits of morning light exposure?How to get light when we don’t have time for it?!What is the most optimal way of morning light exposure? Give yourself a chancePIN ME!More In This SeriesBenefits of morning light exposure?It helps with greater alertnessIt regulates internal clockIt helps with deeper sleep by regulating the patterns of sleep and wakefulness what effects in better mood the next dayIt helps brain to stop production of melatonin and starts with releasing of wake promoting neurotransmitters such as dopamine, histamine, norepinephrine, which makes people feel simply goodIt suppresses melatonin secretion, which wakes the body upAccording to study Sleep Health, it helps with stress and depression There is even something like light therapy which helps with following:InsomniaCircadian rhythm disordersDementia and Alzheimer’s diseaseParkinson diseaseDepressionPost-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) Yoga outside Winter walk Lake walkHow to get light when we don’t have time for it?!I know how busy we can get over days. Trust me, I know what it means constant meetings when you don’t even have time for pee pee. But let me share with you a few ways which helped me with lack of time:Just get up from the bed and go outside for a while, simple like thatGet your morning coffee and drink it on the balconyDo your morning yoga outside, even it is still chilly outside, wear proper clothes and get outGet your laptop and work a bit on the balconyMaybe your breakfast or lunch will taste better on the patioWorkout outside instead of insideEarthing, just get out in the morning barefoot on the snow in the winter or on the grass in the summerPlay outside with dogs for a few minutesYou don’t really have time? Just get on the balcony or open the window for 1 min before you will return to your desk after visiting toilet Sitting on the balcony Hot green tea outside Coffee on the balconySunshine isn’t just a symbolic and cheery way to welcome a new day. It’s a real, physiological human need.source ElementalMedium.ComWhat is the most optimal way of morning light exposure? Get direct sunlight within one hour of waking upSpend outside 30-45 min ideally, but even a few rounds of 1 min exposure will be good enoughDirectly light, open the window even if it is a winter and get some nice sunshine! Just open the window Just get out on the patioGive yourself a chanceJust try it out. Always, try out before disregarding. It doesn’t mean it needs to work for you, maybe it will not. But everything that potentially can help your health is worth trying. Did you try out the latest method which I have shared here last time? Did you try drinking water in the morning instead of a cup of coffee? Share your experiences in the comments! This part is another item in my morning routine. If you liked this post, please, share with friends and family.PIN ME! 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