What is the biological clock? Why is it so important for a woman? Many women bear a sense of panic over the biological clock. Mostly, it pertains to women above 30 -35 who dread their menopause is imminent.
With a tentative age deadline set for menopause, all women have to deal naturally with a sense of reproductive deadline. It sets the time to engage in relationships and grow families. It can also trigger desperate relationship decisions, which can turn out to be not-so-good ones. Desperate times require more thought than you generally do.
Setting the time
Physiologically, the biological clock refers to a rhythmic system of entrained and endogenous cycles. It is entrained in the sense that the clock depends on external feedbacks called Zeitgebers. Day and night are the broadest feedbacks when biological clock refers to daily body cycles. Essentially, everything in the body that functions in a feedback-oriented rhythm via a similar pathway is known as the biological clock.
The time-cycle of the input-output clock cycle can be from one day to a few decades. Diurnal cycles are known as circadian rhythms. Monthly clock rhythms define your menstrual cycles. Long-term biological cycles essentially connect with age-related issues such as wrinkles, fine lines, and menopause. You can see why it is important!
Balancing your rhythm
The rhythms work in an input-output model set according to your lifestyle. It is easy to understand the clock in its daily rhythms. The same mechanisms apply on the large-scale when the cycle is for an extended period. Achieving synchronicity with the clock is more important that panicking because of the desperation of time passing by.
Chaotic perception of the clock can lead to illusions such as bipolar disorder. It is quite easy to understand and acclimatize actually. Just listen to your body and do not force anything if you can help it. Okay, it may be a little difficult to catch a nap in the afternoon even if your clock demands it. However, do make sure you have enough sleep in the night to compensate staying awake in the noon.
Set your clock
You do not have to maintain a strict rhythm either. Remember, the clock depends on your feedbacks. For example, morning people and evening people have different types of circadian rhythms. If your job demands night shifts, you will have to compensate with sufficient morning rest. A biological clock is nothing but a reminder system for good health from the body. Learn to identify your monthly biological rhythms to adjust with the menopause cycle. Since it is a feedback-oriented entrained system, you can affect the clock with the type of feedback.
Taural biofeedback is a relatively new area of science, but women know it in practice always. This is how a positive approach to life can keep you young. This is how feeling negative can drain your youthfulness. Depression and negativity are very real things as they affect your nervous system. You not only feel gloomy but also look bad when you are depressed. Yes, feedbacks are not always external triggers. They can also be your thoughts and motivation. Once you learn to channelize your light and dark emotions balanced, they serve to acclimatize you with yourself.