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Downtime For Your Brain

I ran across an interesting story about research about how digital devices deprive the brain of needed downtime. An excerpt:

At the University of Michigan, a study found that people learned significantly better after a walk in nature than after a walk in a dense urban environment, suggesting that processing a barrage of information leaves people fatigued.

Even though people feel entertained, even relaxed, when they multitask while exercising, or pass a moment at the bus stop by catching a quick video clip, they might be taxing their brains, scientists say.

I figured this might be useful when talking with those young church workers I mentioned last week.

Of course, we should take the research with a grain of salt… After all, Michigan contributed to it… 🙂


It’s been a long week.  Here are some of the highlights:

  • Sunday
    • Easter Breakfast Setup/Service
    • Easter Dinner at Kim’s, straight from church
    • Nephew Zachary arrives from Cleveland
  • Monday
    • Early morning with Zach
    • Afternoon chasing Zach on the playground at Maple East
  • Tuesday
    • Work
    • Entertaining Zachary
  • Wednesday
    • Work in the morning
    • Shoulder surgery in the afternoon (Everything’s good, as far as I know. I find out more on Thursday)
    • Afternoon with Zach
    • Work in the evening
    • Bowling with Zach and friends
  • Thursday
    • Morning home with Zach and Hope
    • Work in the afternoon
    • Testing our Town Hall For Hope internet stream from 7-9:30 p.m.
  • Friday
    • Slipped on the stairs and fell down the bottom three with Addison. (She’s fine, I’m extremely sore in the neck/shoulders)
    • Sermon practice Friday Afternoon
    • Worked on Confirmation gifts
    • Lasertron
  • Saturday
    • Youth Band
    • Home to see Zach off
    • Sermon practice and leading worship in the evening
  • Sunday

Looking forward to some actual rest this afternoon.

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