Sunsets are overrated and sunrises are underrated. Yes, we said what we said.
It’s said that watching the sunset consistently gives you a sense of appreciation for the earth we live in. Well, arguably the same can be said about the sun rising, but rarely you’ll hear anyone talking about their practice of watching the sunrise. Maybe because we live in a rushed world where we’re used to stay awake until our eyes burn and then snooze the alarm until we have to run some place. Regardless there’s something to be said about creating a routine to watch the sunrise, not just for you but for the environment.
For one thing it helps you tune into daily cycles. Our body goes through cycles according to the time of day. Early morning, starting around two in the morning (although some people would still call this: the night) our brains become more active, but it’s not until around ten in the morning that we move into a cycle where our bodies are meant to be physically active and our digestive energy increases. We move through the morning pretty actively but it’s around two in the afternoon that we are back in a stronger mental energy cycle which ends at around six when our minds and bodies naturally want to start winding down. Imagine how your day would go if your daily routine would fall into the habit of rising and setting with the sun, letting use your energy and brain activity at their optimal levels according to the circadian cycles.
One way to get the most out of a sunrise is to incorporate watching the sun as it rises to your sit spot routine, that way you get two birds with one stone (which is a terrible saying to use in an eco-friendly blog but you get the point)
So go on, let’s not waste time and catch some vitaminD while you’re it.