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Rest and Recovery

15 Science-Backed Ways to Get Work Done

  “I get to the arena 5 hours before a game to start prepping—mentally, physically, and spiritually” —Lebron James The King, as James is affectionally called, has a pre-game routine that seem a bit excessive, but elite athletes are masters at putting themselves in position to perform at their best. While there’s plenty of fun and…

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Working on the Weekend Depends On How You Define Work

“Unpopular opinion: the best thing young people can do early in their careers is to work on the weekends,” tweeted a woman named Jordan Kong, who reports working in tech and splitting her time between San Francisco and Miami. “Disagree. Deadlift. Take long walks. Read fiction. Listen to music,” responded yours truly. The truth, of…

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How Breaks Change Our Brain for the Better

When I was in 5th grade, I was determined to break the Haude Elementary school record in the mile. I knew I had to train to do it. So I set out to train by doing the only thing that made logical sense to my 10-year-old brain: run an all-out mile every day. Predictably, my…

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A Better Way to Think About Exhaustion and Rest

One of my coaching clients, who I’ll call Jenny, is a 39-year-old entrepreneur. Lately, she’s been struggling with fatigue, nothing too severe but a general sense of exhaustion, or, in her words, “not feeling as sharp and energetic as I’d like.” The first solution that comes to mind is simple: rest. But what if she tries resting and still feels sluggish? Jenny’s…

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