Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Jet Lag


A condition that is characterized by various psychological and physiological effects

(as fatigue and irritability),

occurs following long flight through several time zones,

results from disruption of circadian rhythms in the human body called also jet fatigue fatigue and sleep disturbance resulting from disruption of the body's normal circadian rhythm as a result of jet travel.

The one thing about travelling that is not fun is jet lag..... it is a constant state of "the lights are on but no one is home!" status. Or you could liken it to seeing yourself from outside of your body! Opps that sounds scary doesnt it!

A good holiday is one spent among people

whose notions of time are vaguer than yours.

~John B. Priestly

It's true... you can't deceive your body.... no matter if you put lights on to provide day and sleep at right times, and drink alot of water to avoid dehydration..... it still knows that you've changed something even though you try to convince it otherwise! You can't get around it will take what it needs to adjust and that's that! Seven hours difference is....after all 7 hours difference. I mean people even struggle when we do the daylight savings thing for 1 hour....hello....

How long a minute is,

depends on which side of the bathroom door you're on.

~Zall's Second Law

Yes the question of time is definitely important and we should value it and treasure it.... it has always held a certain mystery and challenge for the human species. God in turn, exhorts us to take ahold of time and use it to it's best advantage....

:Prov 90: 12 Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

Who forces time is pushed back by time;

who yields to time finds time on his side.

~The Talmud