When my son first saw the Zeitgeber planner logo, he asked me what it was. Specifically, he asked what a “zeetjeeber” was. While I liked the way he said it, it’s actually pronounced “tsahyt-gey-ber” (you can listen to it here).
So what exactly is a zeitgeber?
The term comes from the German words for “time giver” or “synchronizer,” and it’s defined as:
a cue given by the environment, such as a change in light or temperature, to reset the internal body clock
While the Zeitgeber Planner doesn’t magically reset anybody’s internal body clock, it does function as an external cue. Actually, all planners are cues, or collections of cues, for an event or series of events.