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Tips On Sleep

Tips On Sleep

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Published by Alvin Cardona

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Published by: Alvin Cardona on Jul 24, 2008
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Tips On Sleep
The importance of regularity in the time for eating and sleeping should not be overlooked. Since thework of building up the body takes place during the hours of rest, it is essential, especially in youth, that sleepshould be regular and abundant. (CG 363)I know from the testimonies given me from time to time for brain workers, that sleep is worth far more before than after midnight. Two hours' good sleep before twelve o'clock is worth more than four hours after twelve o'clock. . . .(7MR 224)Some youth are much opposed to order and discipline. They do not respect the rules of the home by rising at aregular hour. They lie in bed some hours after daylight, when everyone should be astir. They burn the midnightoil, depending upon artificial light to supply the place of the light that nature has provided at seasonable hours.In so doing they not only waste precious opportunities, but cause additional expense. But in almost every casethe plea is made, "I cannot get through my work; I have something to do; I cannot retire early." . . . The precioushabits of order are broken, and the moments thus idled away in the early morning set things out of course for thewhole day. Our God is a God of order, and He desires that His children shall will to bring themselves into order and under His discipline. Would it not be better, therefore, to break up this habit of turning night into day, andthe fresh hours of the morning into night? If the youth would form habits of regularity and order, they wouldimprove in health, in spirits, in memory, and in disposition. (CG 111)
Importance of Regularity and Order 
The same power that upholds nature is working also in man. The same great laws that guide alike thestar and the atom control human life. The laws that govern the heart's action, regulating the flow of the currentof life to the body, are the laws of the mighty Intelligence that has the jurisdiction of the soul. From Him all life proceeds. Only in harmony with Him can be found its true sphere of action. For all the objects of His creationthe condition is the same--a life sustained by receiving the life of God, a life exercised in harmony with theCreator's will. To transgress His law--physical, mental, or moral--is to place one's self out of harmony with theuniverse, to introduce discord, anarchy, ruin. (CG 55)Washington, the nation's statesman, was enabled to perform a great amount of business because he wasthorough in preserving order and regularity. Every paper had its date and its place, and no time was lost inlooking up what had been mislaid. Men of God must be diligent in study, earnest in the acquirement of knowledge, never wasting an hour. Through persevering exertion they may rise to almost any degree of eminence as Christians, as men of power and influence. But many will never attain superior rank in the pulpit or in business because of their unfixedness of purpose and the laxness of habits contracted in their youth. Carelessinattention is seen in everything they undertake. A sudden impulse now and then is not sufficient to accomplisha reformation in these ease-loving, indolent ones; this is a work which requires patient continuance in well-doing. Men of business can be truly successful only by having regular hours for rising, for prayer, for meals,and for retirement. If order and regularity are essential in worldly business, how much more so in doing work for God. (4T 411)Youth is the time to lay up knowledge in those lines that can be put into daily practice throughout thelife. Youth is the time to establish good habits, to correct wrong ones, to gain and hold the power of self-control,to accustom oneself to ordering all the acts of life with reference to the will of God and the welfare of one'sfellow creatures. Youth is the sowing time that determines the harvest of this life and the life beyond the grave.The habits formed in childhood and youth, the tastes acquired, the self-control gained, are almost certain todetermine the future of the man or woman. (CT 294)

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