When fatigue hits you, how do you wind down? Blogger Jonathan Fields of â€œAwake at the wheelâ€ suggests ten ways to rejuvenate your body and mind. Refresh yourself by taking a midday power nap. Play games that require intense concentration. Write thing down is also a good idea. Listen to good music. Also, just take a break just to breathe:
The way you breath directly reflects your levels of stress. When we’re in high-alert, stressed states we tend to take faster, shallower breaths. In fact, this can become so exaggerated, it can lead to hyperventilation and even leave us unconscious. When we’re calm and relaxed, though, our breathing tends to be slower, deeper and less labored.
Jonathanâ€™s advice is pretty sound and can certainly help to boost your brain. What techniques do you use to relax? Share them in the comments.
Top 10 Ways to Un-Bake Your Brain [Awake at the Wheel]