Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Take a Break : Make it a Brain Break

This seems to be a common activity in many classrooms, but it can work in any environment. Basically a “brain break” is roughly three minutes where you do something completely different that energizes your brain. It’s a great way to fight off boredom, stress, feeling tired or being over whelmed.

Things to try:

• Dance

Meditation Break: Calm has guided or time meditations that last from 2 to 20 minutes. One of my favorites.

• Learn Something New Out of Your Comfort Zone: Research is showing that one of the most important ways to maintain the brain is to learn something new, particularly an activity that is out of a person’s comfort zone. Life Hacker has a fun description of why this works, so start your learning by checking out The Science of Practice:What Happens When You learn a New Skill. 

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