Protect Yourself From Your Stressful Environment
12 hours ON – 12 hours OFF
12 hours ONLINE – 12 hours OFFLINE
12 hours of STRESS – 12 hours of RECOVERY
12 hours of daylight (08:00-20:00) when you can:
- Use electronics
- Or do whatever you want to stress your body.
12 hours of darkness (20:00-08:00) when you can:
- Read, write or do small chores
Why The 12:12-Routine?
- All screen activities are linked to less happiness, and all nonscreen activities are linked to more happiness.
- Teens who spend more than 5 hours/day on electronic devices are 74% more likely to commit suicide.
- Those who spend 6+ hours/week on social media are 47% more likely to say they are unhappy.
- 100% of people having their phone in their bedroom lose much needed sleep.
Internet use causes and contributes to basically every lifestyle disease and negative health consequence in existance by:
- Removing sleep (rest)
- Removing social interaction (recreation)
- Removing movement
- Removing mindfulness
- Causing more stress
Where Do I Start?
Your Primal Clock – 12 Hours Of Daily Rest And Recovery
There should be as many hours in a day dedicated for recovery as there are for stress. We have spent about 12 hours in daylight, and 12 hours in darkness for millions of years before electricity was implemented in society.
Depending on your schedule and chronotype (circadian rythm and inner clock) – you could have 12 hours of rest between 18:00-06:00 or 22:00-10:00. But 4 out of 5 should go to bed before 22:00 in the evening.
8-hour sleep myth
Before electricity we slept in two cycles during the night (biphasic sleep). And before western culture took over most workplaces, we also took a nap or time for rest (siesta) during the day, which is still common in many tropical regions and cultures.
Merely the fact that you don’t wake up after 4-5 hours in the middle of the night and instead sleep 7-9 hours straight is a sign of sleep deprivation. Biphasic sleep is the practice of sleeping during two periods over 24 hours, and man’s natural way of sleeping.
Somewhere the average person made less time for sleeping and became monophasic, which now is the norm for people with the CZ-syndrome. Instead we rely on massive amounts of coffee and other stimulants, such as smartphones, to keep us awake.
What Is The First Step?