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Defry Your Burnt Brain: There are Better Solutions than Energy Drinks

Defry Your Burnt Brain: There are Better Solutions than Energy Drinks | Unplug | Scoop.it
Because there are better solutions than 5-Hour Energy drinks.
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Human beings need rest -- expecially after a hectic morning of getting kids to school, driving to work, multiple meetings, spreadsheets and screens.  By 3 PM we are exhausted.  And the more tired we are, the worse decisions we make.

 

Fast Company shares with ways to defry our burnt brain; because there are better solutions than energy drinks

 

  • Get some calm.  Meditate or do some yoga in the afternoon.  Even 20 minutes boots your brain function. 
  • Get some rest.  If you're feeling tired in the afternoon, take a nap.  As the great Zen saying goes: "Eat when hungry, sleep when tired".
  • Get some movement.  Walk, jog, run, exercise.
  • Get some perspective.  We need to be mindful of what we're doing and why we're doing it!

 

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The Ultimate Unplugging, Sleep Tips

The Ultimate Unplugging, Sleep Tips | Unplug | Scoop.it
Most of us understand that sleep is crucial to health. Yet night after night we toss and turn, hitting the snooze button when the alarm begins to ring.
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Managing balance becomes almost irrelevant if we are not getting enough sleep. Ask yourself, does it really matter if I spend too much time connected to social media if I'm so sleepy and irritable that I can't see straight.


We all know the answer, of course it matters, but without a good dose of regular sleep it sure seems like it doesn't matter.


The author Brian St. Pierre has cobbled together a comprehensive guide to getting a good nights sleep and getting it on a regular basis. Many of us will find we can be proactive in reclaiming many restful nights of sleep using this well presented (and sort) guide.

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Embrace the 3 R's

Embrace the 3 R's | Unplug | Scoop.it
Tips to find some work life balance and avoid burnout. (How to Avoid Burnout | Project Eve http://t.co/NzkhPMDTgo)
Susan Taylor's insight:

Rest...Refreshment...Rhythm...the 3 R's that help to ensure that Life's high demands don't burn you out. 

 

REST

If you work constantly and never take a reprieve, you will not only be exhausted; lack of rest can lead to lack of motivation or even depression.  Your mind, body and spirit need to have some down time.

 

REFRESHMENT

Distraction does not equal refreshment.  "In today’s world of technological toys, it is very easy to escape the worries of the day" by checking email, texting or switching on the television.  These activities are so passive that we may think of them as a way to relax, but they aren't; these sorts of distractions do not refresh you.

 

RHYTHM

Constantly reacting to things is unproductive and draining.  Some days it seems that all you do is put out one fire after another.  Often times, this is unavoidable.  But constantly putting out fires (i.e. reacting) indicates a symptom of poor planning.  Try to carve out time each day for certain activities, setting a rhythm for the week. Note: Your schedule should include planned time off.

 

Our busy world often demands over-activity.  But we don't need to buy into that.  Be your own advocate, and find a balance that works for you.

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