3 types of rest for clarity of thinking

  1. Sleep.

During sleep, amazing and extremely useful processes take place in the head. While most of your body is resting, your head is working, but in a completely different mode. This allows you to relax your brain and take measures that improve memory and learning.

During sleep, the brain classifies and organizes all the information it receives during the day. It loses a certain amount of involuntary memorized information, stores important information. It is during sleep that the process of consolidation (strengthening of connections) takes place in the brain. If you deprive yourself of sleep, the brain is overstrained by excess information and at some point will cease to function properly. Clarity of thinking is directly related to sound sleep. That’s why memorizing information or studying in the morning is always more effective than studying information at night.

During the day, your brain is as active as any other organ. It accumulates a certain amount of metabolic products that can be harmful and toxic. And it is during sleep that the cells of your brain are cleared of these harmful residues. That is why before important events, which require a high intellectual load and clarity of thinking, you need to get a good night’s sleep. If you have little sleep, take Armod or Artvigil, these medications are indirect dopamine receptor agonists that prevent the reuptake of this type of neurotransmitter, increasing its presence in the brain. This increases your wakefulness, clarity of thinking, and concentration which allows you to tackle and accomplish your tasks much more easily.

  1. Meditation.

Meditation allows you to focus. With constant meditation practice, you will be able to control your attention, focus at the right time and relax. Meditative practice can also improve clarity of thinking.

 If you often feel overwhelmed, make a “meditation schedule”. Plan in advance how often, on what days and at what time you will meditate. It is especially important to think about this time in advance, and not after information-intensive activities: after exams, attending conferences, long communication with other people.

  1. Notice the beauty around you.

Contemplation of the beauty of nature, paintings or other works of art can turn the brain into a state of recovery. Contemplation of natural beauty, animals, plants, natural phenomena is extremely useful for clarity of thinking. Natural landscapes and beauty help to have a good imagination. It is difficult to find such complex, bright, diverse and amazing creations created by nature in the city.

Contemplating the natural beauty, every time your brain gets new experiences. All of this creates new neural connections, while relaxing the focus of attention and thus allowing the brain to relax and develop clarity of thinking. If possible, try to just look at nature: pay attention to the “little world” (as crawling insects and snails), look up and look at the clouds, the stars in the sky.