If you have a spare moment during the day, and you’re reaching for your phone to look at Facebook or Instagram – turns out this might not be the best way to have a break.
New research suggests there are good ways and not-so-good ways to spend our break time. While some breaks can leave us recharged, relaxed and rejuvenated. Others tend to leave us depleted, drained and more stressed. But there is something special that constitutes a “good break”. It involves actions that reduce mental fatigue, boost brain function and keep us on task for longer periods. So what does the brain need for a “good break”? And what are the behaviours we should be doing to make that break worthwhile? Channel 9’s resident Psychologist, Marny Lishman joined Mike to tell us how to take a better break. Listen below!
“We’ve now got this society that fills in every spare moment with looking at their devices.”
When was the last time you had a break?