The Essentials: Gear Up for Summer With the Brain in Mind

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Have a healthy summer by making time for rest, relaxation, and recreation.

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With summer right around the corner, more daylight means more hours for swimming pools, parties, and parades. And while we all need a good dose of sunshine, sometimes the pace of summer can be frenetic — even more so than other times of the year. That’s why we’ve put together a roundup of articles related to NLI’s Healthy Mind Platter — seven essential activities necessary for optimal brain health. Here are some of our favorite tips for making time for rest, relaxation, and recreation this summer.

Downtime in the summertime

When Vacation Isn’t Enough

Ask an Expert: Why Mind Wandering Could Help You Solve a Problem

We’re Doing Downtime Wrong

Summer dreams

The Neuroscience of Napping

How Our Dysfunctional Sleep Culture Erodes Performance

Time for play

Getting Serious About Play

The Case for Playing Wordle or Candy Crush at Work

Cool and carefree connections

Latest From the Lab: A Variety of Social Interactions at Work May Improve Well-Being

The Neuroscience of Story Listening

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