"Thinking: The talking of
the soul with itself." - Plato
Less Fatigue: 1 2 3 & 4 5 & 6 Algorithm (Conclusion)
Avoiding SEO Fatigue
(Using Fresh Wisdom)
We can improve 6 main things, in order to minimize fatigue of the mind:
3. Getting 6–9 hours of straight (at once, not in parts) sleep at night:
The goal is to obtain deep and REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. REM sleep is paradoxical because while the brain and other body systems become more active, muscles become more relaxed.
"The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep." - Ecclesiastes 5:12
Labouring: Performing heavy (lifted with labor) work
Laborer: A person who does work that requires strength rather than skill
Here are 3 trustworthy commentaries on Ecclesiastes 5:12:
3.1) "The sleep of a laboring man is sweet - His labor is healthy exercise. He is without possessions, and without cares; his sleep, being undisturbed, is sound and refreshing." |
3.2) "The fulness of possession which the rich has at his disposal does not permit him to sleep, for all kinds of projects, cares, anxieties regarding it rise within him, which follow him into the night, and do not suffer his mind to be at rest, which is a condition of sleep." |
3.3) "Fears for his wealth, and an overloaded stomach without 'laboring' (compare Ec 4:5), will not suffer the rich oppressor to sleep." |
In order to get a good night's sleep, people who sit when working must maximize time in physical labor. Here are 2 wise goals for the end of the day:
1. Having fatigue because of physical exercise |
2. Having mininum worries and possessions because of [biblical] righteousness |
"Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment." - Dale Carnegie
"Fatigue is the best pillow." - Benjamin Franklin
Before bed, consuming an effective amount of water, between too much and not enough (e.g., + or - 1/2 cup from night before) is wise. Too much water will cause one to wake up to urinate (not allowing 6–9 straight hours sleep). [Most people should find] Too little water [and other oral nourishment] will cause a headache. E.g., Thyra, an athlete, uses her wisdom to keep her body hydrated with the right amount of liquids. Three hours before bed, her phone alarm sounds. Then she determines what she will drink before bed. Sometimes 5 minutes before bed, she forces herself to go the bathroom. She effectively avoids waking up in the middle of the night. Thyra is able to sleep 6–9 hours straight all most every night.
Things that help from CCOHS.ca:
a) Physical exercise in daytime. |
b) No caffeine, a stimulant, within 7 hours before bed. |
c) Zero nicotine* because it can interrupt sleep. |
d) Routine work & sleep times (patterns). |
e) Using the bed only to sleep, not to watch tv, read or do work. |
f) A dark & quiet bedroom at night. |
* Nicotine Addiction is Not Godly:
In many studies, nicotine has been shown to be more addictive than cocaine and heroin. [Nicotine @ wikipedia]
People like nicotine mostly because it makes them relaxed (calm) and alert (sharp). It also reduces appetite and raises one's metabolism, helping users shed pounds. One of its side effects is that it increases blood pressure and heart rate in humans.
Using nicotine is not truly being sober (showing self-control).
"Since we belong to the day, let us be sober." - 1 Thessalonians 5:8
"Prepare your minds for action, be sober." - 1 Peter 1:13
Those of us addicted to nicotine need to naturally become relaxed, alert, and sensible eaters to avoid the damaging effects of tobacco. The way to do this is to suffer while going through withdrawal.
"Be sober in all things, suffer hardship." - 2 Timothy 4:5
4. Maximizing time in physical endurance during day:
[Important Warning: Sweat drains the body of water, potassium and salt.]
After ten years of desk (sitting) work, I now am a firm believer in physical exercise to minimize daytime fatigue.
However, there is only very light physical exercise (typing and mouse) in SEO work.
We the desk job people need to sacrifice a good amount of time to physical endurance because it suffers us to sleep.
"Yes, exercise is the catalyst. That's what makes everything happen." - Jack LaLanne
Exercise also helps make us strong, increasing our ability to courageously endure fatigue if it occurs.
"A strong body makes the mind strong." - Thomas Jefferson
"Nothing lifts me out of a bad mood better than a hard workout on my treadmill. It never fails. Exercise is nothing short of a miracle." - Cher
"Exercise is really important to me - it's therapeutic. So if I'm ever feeling tense or stressed or like I'm about to have a meltdown, I'll put on my iPod and head to the gym or out on a bike ride along Lake Michigan with the girls." - Michelle Obama
Anyone can cultivate righteous motivation to exercise. The main thing is exercising must honestly be God's will or it's too difficult.
Here are some ideas. I exercise because...
• it makes me alive (a better servant for God). |
• it helps me sleep 6–9 hours straight. |
• I am strengthening the body of Christ. |
• a strong body makes the mind strong. |
• I am testing the effects of body endurance. |
• I can, because of God's new strength I've gained. |
• I discipline my body like an athlete. |
"So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified." - 1 Corinthians 9:26-27
"The apostle considers his body as an enemy with which he must contend; he must mortify it by self-denial, abstinence, and severe labor." - Clarke's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 9:27
"Those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary." - Isaiah 40:31
The passage, "They will run and not get tired" is a mode of expressing this idea: "They who trust in God would be vigorous, elevated, unwearied; that he (God) would sustain and uphold them... they would never faint." - Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 40:31
"They will run (make progress) and not get tired" means that those who wait for the Lord can do anything righteous and not get tired because they have God's strength.
The apostle Paul addressed fatigued Christians, "Strengthen your tired arms and weak knees." - Hebrews 12:12
"We must go forward courageously and keep always a right course and (as far forth as we may) without any staggering or stumbling." - Geneva Study on Hebrews 12:12
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