Lights off!

Some years ago, the norm was to go to bed around 10 o’ clock and get up at 5 or 6 in the morning. The trend is gradually changing and more and more people are going to bed late. Youth are getting caught in this vile practice. They sit up late with their computers, watching the TV, chatting over the phone or wandering the city. To add colour to this night life, ‘24 hour’ restaurants and entertainment centres are springing up. This is a very unhealthy habit since it is going to affect you in many ways and sow the seeds of sleep disorder.

First of all, it will affect your mental health and physical health. Six to eight hours of sleep is a must. The per­formance of sleep-deprived people dips down whether it be examination or job. That is definitely going to tell on your future. You have to compensate for the sleep-deprivation during the day time. You are caught napping in the class or in the office. Lack of attention becomes inevitable in the class, meetings or conversations and forget-fulness ensues. Since your nerves are tired, irritation is the result. You are tired the whole day and drag your feet. Your face will wear a haggard look with puffy eye lids and red eyes.

Relationships at home become strained. Parents find it difficult to tolerate their teens sleeping late or at odd hours during the day time. They tend to scold you and a war of words follows leading to lot of unpleasant­ness. Parents talk about you to others as ‘lazy ones.’

Night time activities are generally wasteful. You just wander around with friends speaking idle words. Whereas during the day you are pushed with everyone to follow a tight schedule. Keeping awake in the night may be a temptation to gobble up junk food.

Occasionally, it may be alright to sleep late—when you have an examination or an assignment to complete. It is O.K. if it is occasional. But when it becomes regular, the body’s clock gets tuned to your timing and later on it may be difficult to change the clock’s set pattern.

During the day, however much your thoughts may wander, because of compulsory activities they are on the leash. But in the nights, since you are free of any schedule your mind wanders everywhere and your thoughts circle the world. You can easily slip into sin.

Night is the time when evil doers do their work. That’s why they are called children of darkness. You may get caught in their net if you are also a night hawk.

The Bible speaks of the rulers of the darkness of this age (Eph 6:12). “Discretion will preserve you... from those who leave the paths of up-rightness to walk in the way of darkness” (Prov 2:13). Throughout the Scriptures darkness is spoken of in the negative sense. Why choose darkness? Jesus said, “Men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God” (Jn 3:19-21). Do not associate yourself with people of darkness.

Paul was sent to open the eyes of Gentiles, in order to turn them from darkness to light and from the power of satan to God (Acts 26:18). Do you see the association between darkness and satan, light and God?

Your own personal safety is another saline factor. Crimes are more in the night than during daytime. It is better to keep yourself indoors during the night. Nights are becoming very bad. Thefts, murders, abductions and drunken-driving are everyday affairs. Do not expose yourself to unnecessary harm.

Train yourself to go to bed by 10 pm and get up at 5 am. “Early to bed and early to rise is the way to be healthy, happy and wise” is no casual statement. It is most profound. If you are addicted to night life it may be difficult to set it right, but not impossible. Stop dozing during the day time. Minimize coffee and tea. Engage in heavy physical activity like outdoor sports or shopping for the home and exercises. By night you should be dog-tired. Switch off the light at 10 pm. Think of five things to praise God for the day and be praising God. You may be rolling in bed for some days but ultimately the habit will set in. Set the alarm and jump up in the morning from bed.

Brush your teeth, wash your face and see yourself in the mirror. Your face will be bright with sparkling eyes and you will be smart as a lark ready to lift up your voice and sing a song!

  Address for Correspondence Contributions

Dr. Lilian Stanley
13 Church Colony
Vellore 632006, India
 +91 9843511943
  lilianstanley@gmail.com

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IFSC No.: SBIN0007274

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Name: Blessing Youth Mission
A/c No.: 1074703964
Bank: Central Bank of India
Branch: Vellore
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MICR Code: 000016000
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A/c Name: T.Dickson Daniel Moses
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Branch: Siruthozhil,Vellore - 632 006
IFSF: SBIN0007274

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Lights off!

Some years ago, the norm was to go to bed around 10 o’ clock and get up at 5 or 6 in the morning. The trend is gradually changing and more and more people are going to bed late. Youth are getting caught in this vile practice. They sit up late with their computers, watching the TV, chatting over the phone or wandering the city. To add colour to this night life, ‘24 hour’ restaurants and entertainment centres are springing up. This is a very unhealthy habit since it is going to affect you in many ways and sow the seeds of sleep disorder.

First of all, it will affect your mental health and physical health. Six to eight hours of sleep is a must. The per­formance of sleep-deprived people dips down whether it be examination or job. That is definitely going to tell on your future. You have to compensate for the sleep-deprivation during the day time. You are caught napping in the class or in the office. Lack of attention becomes inevitable in the class, meetings or conversations and forget-fulness ensues. Since your nerves are tired, irritation is the result. You are tired the whole day and drag your feet. Your face will wear a haggard look with puffy eye lids and red eyes.

Relationships at home become strained. Parents find it difficult to tolerate their teens sleeping late or at odd hours during the day time. They tend to scold you and a war of words follows leading to lot of unpleasant­ness. Parents talk about you to others as ‘lazy ones.’

Night time activities are generally wasteful. You just wander around with friends speaking idle words. Whereas during the day you are pushed with everyone to follow a tight schedule. Keeping awake in the night may be a temptation to gobble up junk food.

Occasionally, it may be alright to sleep late—when you have an examination or an assignment to complete. It is O.K. if it is occasional. But when it becomes regular, the body’s clock gets tuned to your timing and later on it may be difficult to change the clock’s set pattern.

During the day, however much your thoughts may wander, because of compulsory activities they are on the leash. But in the nights, since you are free of any schedule your mind wanders everywhere and your thoughts circle the world. You can easily slip into sin.

Night is the time when evil doers do their work. That’s why they are called children of darkness. You may get caught in their net if you are also a night hawk.

The Bible speaks of the rulers of the darkness of this age (Eph 6:12). “Discretion will preserve you... from those who leave the paths of up-rightness to walk in the way of darkness” (Prov 2:13). Throughout the Scriptures darkness is spoken of in the negative sense. Why choose darkness? Jesus said, “Men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God” (Jn 3:19-21). Do not associate yourself with people of darkness.

Paul was sent to open the eyes of Gentiles, in order to turn them from darkness to light and from the power of satan to God (Acts 26:18). Do you see the association between darkness and satan, light and God?

Your own personal safety is another saline factor. Crimes are more in the night than during daytime. It is better to keep yourself indoors during the night. Nights are becoming very bad. Thefts, murders, abductions and drunken-driving are everyday affairs. Do not expose yourself to unnecessary harm.

Train yourself to go to bed by 10 pm and get up at 5 am. “Early to bed and early to rise is the way to be healthy, happy and wise” is no casual statement. It is most profound. If you are addicted to night life it may be difficult to set it right, but not impossible. Stop dozing during the day time. Minimize coffee and tea. Engage in heavy physical activity like outdoor sports or shopping for the home and exercises. By night you should be dog-tired. Switch off the light at 10 pm. Think of five things to praise God for the day and be praising God. You may be rolling in bed for some days but ultimately the habit will set in. Set the alarm and jump up in the morning from bed.

Brush your teeth, wash your face and see yourself in the mirror. Your face will be bright with sparkling eyes and you will be smart as a lark ready to lift up your voice and sing a song!

  Address for Correspondence Contributions

Dr. Lilian Stanley
13 Church Colony
Vellore 632006, India
 +91 9843511943
  lilianstanley@gmail.com

Blessing Youth Mission

Blessing Youth Mission
13 Church Colony
Vellore 632006, India
 +91-416-2242943, +91-416-2248943
  hq@bymonline.org
  www.bymonline.org

For Donation & Contributions...

Home & NRE donors

Name: Blessing Youth Mission
Account Type: Current Account
A/c No.: 37268642054
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: Siruthozhil,Vellore - 632 006
IFSC No.: SBIN0007274

Overseas Donors

Name: Blessing Youth Mission
A/c No.: 1074703964
Bank: Central Bank of India
Branch: Vellore
IFSC No.: CBIN0280887
MICR Code: 000016000
SWIFT Code: CBININBBMDR

Gulf Donors

A/c Name: T.Dickson Daniel Moses
Account Type: Saving Account
A/c No.: 35374362080
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: Siruthozhil,Vellore - 632 006
IFSF: SBIN0007274

Click here for more options

  Blessing Literature Centre

To buy books written by Dr. Lilian Stanley, kindly reach to us in the follwing address

Blessing Literature Centre
21/11 West Coovam River Road,
Chintadripet,
Chennai 600 002, India.
 +91-44-28450411
  blc@bymonline.org