If it takes you less than five minutes to fall asleep at night, you’re probably sleep-deprived. Ideally, falling asleep should take 10 to 15 minutes. Source
We have probably all felt the beneficial and calm effect spending time in nature has on us. In a study called The cognitive benefits of interacting with nature the researchers found taking breaks outside is beneficial for improving directed-attention abilities during a workday. Don’t have easy access to nature or the ability to go outside? Viewing pictures of nature for 6 minutes have a similar positive effect on improved attention. Go change the background on your phone, follow some nature social media accounts, and spend some time outside! After your next hard workout or stressful day at the office, consider a walk in the park or looking at some pictures of nature, before moving on.
“The best rest harder than their competitors. In a society that glorifies grinding, short-term gains, and pushing to extremes, it takes guts to rest.”
Brad Stulberg & Steve Magness in their book Peak Performance