Comments on: A Resting Revolution: Insight from Martha http://marthabeck.com/2012/02/a-resting-revolution/ Creating Your Right Life - inspiration & tools for empowered living Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:22:53 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Juniper http://marthabeck.com/2012/02/a-resting-revolution/#comment-2374 Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:50:28 +0000 http://marthabeck.com/?p=5140#comment-2374 I used to stay up late and sleep late. When my son entered high school, my body switched to going to bed early and getting up early.

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By: Meg Amor http://marthabeck.com/2012/02/a-resting-revolution/#comment-2373 Thu, 20 Feb 2014 11:48:30 +0000 http://marthabeck.com/?p=5140#comment-2373 Aloha,

I also am a night owl and LOVED this article. I accept that I naturally go to sleep around 5 or 6 am. I am at my most alert between 8 at night and 4 in the morning. I feel my clearest and most calm. If I can sleep through to 2pm or so, I get enough sleep. It still takes me a good two hours to get moving and by about 4pm, I’m bordering on semi-human. By about 6pm, I’m fairly operational.

If I had to get up at 7am, I’d be dead in 6 months.

I have a girlfriend at the moment who’s in Martha’s situation with her partner and they are finding it very tough. She’s fighting to maintain her right to be a night owl. And Mr Larkson is giving her a hard time about it. I don’t like having to defend me a night owl. It annoys me. And so I particularly like Martha’s explanation of days of old, where someone had to be awake at dawn and someone had to be awake during the night. It makes perfect sense.

I think of the night watch on a ship too. Or airline pilots. Nurses, docs, any number of people who we need to be alive and on it – in the night owl phase. I’d like to see it get a lot more ‘air play.’ I’m sick of defending my natural rhythm for reasons that were set in industry and not human healthiness.

Thanks and aloha Meg :-)

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By: Sheila Bergquist http://marthabeck.com/2012/02/a-resting-revolution/#comment-2372 Thu, 20 Feb 2014 06:32:03 +0000 http://marthabeck.com/?p=5140#comment-2372 I love your explanation about tribes being safer with both types of people. I have always been a night owl and so was my mom and other relatives. I wish our society would realize that it might benefit from catering to both night owls and morning people. Unfortunately, night owls seem to get the shaft as we are thought of as lazy. To all of my fellow night owls…we can rule the world…haha!

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By: Sharon Teitelbaum http://marthabeck.com/2012/02/a-resting-revolution/#comment-2371 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 22:33:02 +0000 http://marthabeck.com/?p=5140#comment-2371 Regarding getting more sleep/rest —
In Arianna Huffington’s keynote at the 2012 Massachusetts Conference for Women, she said she encourages women to get more sleep, and finds that when they do, they do better work and get promoted. She said, “I call this sleeping your way to the top.”

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By: Janice http://marthabeck.com/2012/02/a-resting-revolution/#comment-2370 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 19:53:56 +0000 http://marthabeck.com/?p=5140#comment-2370 Sleep and Exercise…I agree!

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By: Susan http://marthabeck.com/2012/02/a-resting-revolution/#comment-2369 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:55:03 +0000 http://marthabeck.com/?p=5140#comment-2369 I married into a Midwest rural farming family and community and have been thought of as very lazy (even though most of them won’t come out and say it to my face) for my whole married life…..but I’m NOT lazy!! I have been a night owl since I was a child, and that has never changed. My husband and his family, and rural people around here in general, get pretty self-righteous about things like this, and it has been a source of anger and pain for me at times. Everything- school, church, even garage sales that start at 7:00am!- in this community is set up and skewed toward early morning hours, and it makes life difficult for me. I have frequently asked my husband why early hours are somehow more morally righteous than those who keep later/different hours, but I have never gotten an answer to that. The bias is real in places like this, and I appreciated this article!!

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By: Angelita Surage http://marthabeck.com/2012/02/a-resting-revolution/#comment-2368 Fri, 30 Mar 2012 14:59:25 +0000 http://marthabeck.com/?p=5140#comment-2368 As a HS teacher and a parent, how do we get public schools to shift their thinking to a more natural, humane day for students…sports practice schedules/games at the end of the school day seem to dictate a too early start. A lot us are inattentive, sick/absent, comatose, and exhausted most of the time…

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By: Rachel http://marthabeck.com/2012/02/a-resting-revolution/#comment-2367 Thu, 08 Mar 2012 15:10:29 +0000 http://marthabeck.com/?p=5140#comment-2367 When I tell people I “worked like a dog” what I really mean is that I ran around in a frenzy for awhile and then took a big fat nap. Like my dogs do.

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By: Jessica http://marthabeck.com/2012/02/a-resting-revolution/#comment-2366 Wed, 07 Mar 2012 11:52:25 +0000 http://marthabeck.com/?p=5140#comment-2366 Although I work a set schedule most of the week, I don’t work my day job on Fridays so I am able to wake up naturally when my body is ready and it is the absolute best feeling. The best thing is that it doesn’t require sleeping until noon…I can sleep until 8 or 9 am and wake up feeling completely refreshed and ready to take on anything!

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By: Mandy http://marthabeck.com/2012/02/a-resting-revolution/#comment-2365 Wed, 07 Mar 2012 11:29:51 +0000 http://marthabeck.com/?p=5140#comment-2365 The picture of the cat says it all. We would do well to learn from them.

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