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    I have some days when I am extremely motivated, show outstanding skills in speech, sports (basketball), learning, relating to people, just in general a great sense of well-being, feels like I'm not even controlling my body, on those days i feel like I can learn and do everything. Does anyone else have these "days" and why doesn't this happen all the time?


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    Whenever I go for a morning run, eat a wholesome breakfast, have a good day, come home to a great dinner, relax in a rosewater bath, do some yoga then go to bed in a nice, comfy bed, not too hot or cold, I feel really great.

    Figures.

    Do you do that every day? I bet if you did you would always be in the zone. Unless you have these moments out of nowhere?


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    Quote Originally Posted by 15uliane
    Whenever I go for a morning run, eat a wholesome breakfast, have a good day, come home to a great dinner, relax in a rosewater bath, do some yoga then go to bed in a nice, comfy bed, not too hot or cold, I feel really great.

    Figures.

    Do you do that every day? I bet if you did you would always be in the zone. Unless you have these moments out of nowhere?
    No it only happens appx. once every two weeks. I get the feeling right when I wake up and can tell that today is the day. I tried to trace back the things i did to achieve this "state" however, I did not do anything special. Last time it happened was after a night of drinking and waking up to go to class on 5 hrs of sleep, I did have some very vivid dreams that night, and the lack of sleep did not phase me at all, it usually does not. Maybe something about the dreams?
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    It would be interesting to have a measure of your hormone levels and see if they relate to the experience you describe. It may sound counter intuitive, but much like women go through hormone cycles, so too do men. It's just less pronounced. The hormones may have an impact on overall cohesion in brain function... or... at the very least... on our perceptions of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by inow
    It would be interesting to have a measure of your hormone levels and see if they relate to the experience you describe. It may sound counter intuitive, but much like women go through hormone cycles, so too do men. It's just less pronounced. The hormones may have an impact on overall cohesion in brain function... or... at the very least... on our perceptions of it.
    The hormones are def. higher than usual. I mean i can feel them, i know what it feels like to have excess levels of neurotransmitters lol. Just wondering what the trigger is. I narrowed it down to vivid dreams and eating lots of free-range eggs which are rich in choline, the eggs are a recent addition. What can I do to find out why this happens? Not sure if I want to go to the doctor....probably not. Maybe a research lab.
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    do you have any good info. on the male hormone cycles?
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    No, I don't have anything to share. Sorry. It's just something I remember hearing years ago. While it makes intuitive sense that males would experience periods of differing hormone levels related to the calendar, it's probably worth validating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dkav
    I have some days when I am extremely motivated, show outstanding skills in speech, sports (basketball), learning, relating to people, just in general a great sense of well-being, feels like I'm not even controlling my body, on those days i feel like I can learn and do everything. Does anyone else have these "days" and why doesn't this happen all the time?
    I do have these days and feel very much "in the zone" at the moment.
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    I am convinced my elevation to the officer core is now imminent.
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    maybe if you find out what makes these moments happen you could make a fortune making a natural mental stimulant. probably would have side effects.
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