This platter offers seven essential mental activities that are necessary for optimum mental health, and provides the full set of ‘mental nutrition’ that your brain needs to function at its best.
Here they are:
Focus TimeWhen we closely focus on tasks in a goal-oriented way, taking on challenges that make deep connections in the brain.
Play TimeWhen we allow ourselves to be spontaneous or creative, playfully enjoying novel experiences, which helps make new connections in the brain.
Connecting TimeWhen we connect with other people, ideally in person, richly activating the brain’s social circuitry.
Physical TimeWhen we move our bodies, aerobically if possible, which strengthens the brain in many ways.
Time InWhen we quietly reflect internally, focusing on sensations, images, feelings and thoughts, helping to better integrate the brain.
Down TimeWhen we are non-focused, without any specific goal, and let our mind wander or simply relax, which helps our brain recharge.
Sleep TimeWhen we give the brain the rest it needs to consolidate learning and recover from the experiences of the day.