Dr. Quiet is the chief Yin physician in charge of energy management and recovery. When you’re overly stressed and your fight or flight system is triggered repeatedly or for long periods of time, one of the first things to suffer is your sleep. Unfortunately, your body’s ability to recover and repair itself is tied in very real, biological ways to the sleep that you get.
Dr. Quiet’s primary duty is to encourage you to get the necessary sleep to recover from the challenges you faced the day before and to wake energized for the day to come. At the same time, Dr. Quiet guides you to get the relaxation and the self-time you need to stay calm, focused and energized during the day. For example, Dr. Quiet can show you how to get active rest during your workday that will help you to tackle your projects more efficiently and effectively than ever.
In short, following Dr. Quiet’s specific guidelines and sleep recommendations will take you a long way towards permanent health and wellbeing. Dr. Quiet is the overall manager of your energy resources and does this primarily through rest recommendations. Dr. Quiet advises you on how much rest you need to recover from each day. When you feel overly tired in general, it means that you are not recovering from the energy that you’re expending. Your nervous system in particular will suffer if you don’t get enough rest. In fact, poor sleep is one of the best ways to trigger your fight or flight nervous systems. If you don’t get enough sleep and quiet time, Dr. Quiet will start to draw your attention to your need for rest through some of the following indicators:
- Muscle twitches, particularly around the eyes and face
- Restless arm or leg syndrome
- Anxiety, nervousness, restlessness
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Poor memory
- Challenges with learning
- Chronic negative thoughts
- Muscle cramping
- Bumping into things, dropping things and falling more easily than seems normal
- Inability to make up your mind when faced with decisions
- Diminished sex drive
- Diminished sexual performance
Notice that the symptoms I’ve listed above are almost all related to your ability to focus your mind or control your body. Again, this is because Dr. Quiet manages the flow of energy in your body-mind. When you aren’t listening, you won’t be able to manage your energy properly and your body-mind simply won’t be able to do what you know it can do.
You can probably anticipate the remedy that Dr. Quiet will prescribe here. The first and most important recommendation the doctor makes is to get a full eight hours of sleep every night and to get to bed at 10:00 P.M. to take full advantage of your body’s rest and repair cycle.
Dr. Quiet’s second prescription is to follow the principle, “work hard, rest hard.” It’s easy to lose sight of your health when you’re in the middle of work, but giving your body-mind a break now and then is important.
A short time-out to listen to some relaxing music, meditate or to practice a bit of Qigong could be just the thing your brain needs to re-energize and re-focus during a long day on the job. Those brief rest periods are important, so don’t forget to schedule them into your day along with your other appointments and tasks!