I am feeling absolutely wonderful. We are back to school with the one child and back into my rhythm of getting up at 5 am running stairs, doing resistance exercises and my Yoga early morning, subsequently I drink a slow-pressed veggie juice and a soaked nuts/seeds, flaxseed and soya smoothie.
This is followed by a wonderful feeling of well-being. Observing some sort of routine including regular sleeping and waking pattern has always been the best recipe for good health to me. When I worked in the Bircher-Benner clinic in Zurich, the priority for ill patients was to establish a daily routine of waking up early (and going to bed early), eating holistic meals, exercising and being treated with various means including massage and homoeopathy.
Once in a while it is alright to change the pattern. I do that on holidays or if I need to go to functions, s.a. weddings. Here is where you can get some ideas how the Circadian rhythm influences a lot of physical as well as mental functions http://www.douglas.qc.ca/info/circadian-rhythms-what-are-they.
As for me I don’t need a study to give me evidence of how rhythm affects my life, although there are quite a few. Today I feel great as I had the luxury to follow mine; tomorrow, we will see. There is always a possibility to switch on the happy and feel-good genes by exercising or simply put some “Joy” (an essential oil blend consisting of Bergamot, Lemon, Palmarosa, Ylang Ylang, Rose, Geranium, Jasmine, Roman Chamomile, Coriander and Tangerine) into my diffuser and let my limbic brain redirect my mood.