Relaxing and recharging play a major role in brain health. Practising positive sleep hygiene — the habits you form to help you fall asleep — is a great place to start. Try ditching that late afternoon latte, switching off your screens early, and enjoying some simple slow breathing before you switch off the lights.
Rest is also more than a good night’s sleep. It incorporates mindfulness, meditation and making time for the things you love and make you feel good, from the inside out. This page includes ideas for active rest, taking time for yourself and your mind to unwind and switch off. Think reading a book, running a bath or listening to a podcast while you sit in a park.
Before you turn off your tech, visit @EatPlayRestAustralia for ways to slow down, unwind and prioritise a bit of breathing space for yourself and your brain health.
Eat.Play.Rest works with Australian sports stars, chefs and thought leaders to share personal insights, ideas and inspiration on how to live a brain-healthy lifestyle. Eat well, play often, rest regularly for a brain-healthy lifestyle.