Wrong. Studies show that there are certain times of the day when drinking a cup of coffee will not help you stay awake. The times of your 24-hour cycle where your blood spikes and produces cortisol. Your cortisol level peaks between 8 AM and 9 AM, so a cup of coffee may not be as beneficial as you believe.
Although your cortisol levels peak between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., there are a few other times where—on average—blood levels peak again, like between noon and 1 p.m., and between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
In the morning then, your coffee will probably be the most effective if you enjoy it between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., when your cortisol levels are dropping before the next spike.
You’re going to discover that conversations are best at 4 am. The heavier the eyelids, the sincerer the words. Those are the talks you’ll remember. It’s ok not to know the answer and silence is not awkward. It’s shared, so share it more often than not.
I thought about all the people I knew who spent many of their waking hours feeling sorry for themselves. How useful it would be to put a daily limit on self-pity. Just a few tearful minutes, then on with the day.
Tae is a Japanese artist who often paints portraits of women in her works. Her minimal use of color as well as the movement of shapes and brushstrokes across the portraits creates a clean, seemingly weightless space within which her characters exist.