BRAIN AND NERVE CARE

14 Ways to Keep Your Mind Sharp For a Lifetime - Page 9

By Temma Ehrenfeld @temmaehrenfeld
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August 22, 2017

9. Take breaks.

If you’re falling asleep while reading, you may have picked the wrong time of day to study. Consider a nap if you’re sleep deprived and then get back to work.

Most work goes better if you divide it into realistic chunks. It’s refreshing and healthier to stretch and walk to the other end of the library at least once an hour. Take time to look out the window, especially if you have a view of trees or other greenery. Nature is a good stress-reliever, even if you can’t climb the Himalayas today. If you succeed in a significant goal — maybe reading an entire chapter — treat yourself by a break flying over the Himalayas on Google’s satellite map.

 

 

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Updated:  

August 22, 2017

Reviewed By:  

Janet O’Dell, RN