Downtime is good time!
Small breaks can make a big difference
Just a few minutes of quality downtime can boost our energy, focus, creativity, productivity and happiness. The Downtime Dice will give you the inspiration you need.
Created by All Right? a Healthy Christchurch initiative led by the Canterbury District Health Board and the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand. The campaign was launched in February 2013 to support Cantabrians as the region recovered from the earthquakes.
All Right? supports people to become more aware of their mental heath and wellbeing, and to take small and regular steps to improve it.
Sometimes we need a gentle reminder that it’s ok to kick back and regularly relax.
Are you struggling to keep on top of everything going on in your life? Do you always feel there’s just one (or more than one!) thing to do?
You are not alone. We’re all affected by the pressures of modern life, whether it’s managing deadlines, worrying about money, running after kids or feeling pressure to be responsive 24/7.
Many of us tend to think that taking a bit of time off is a waste of time and a sign of inefficiency or laziness. But the reality is that our minds and bodies need regular rest to recharge and keep you feeling your best.
Just a few minutes of quality downtime can boost our energy, focus, creativity, productivity and happiness.
Science has shown that allowing yourself to have downtime is good for your brain.
The Scientific American reports downtime replenishes the brain’s stores of attention and motivation, encourages productivity and creativity, and is essential to both achieve our highest levels of performance and simply form stable memories in everyday life.
The lowdown on our downtime activities
Downtime Dice feature downtime activities proven to be beneficial for a person’s wellbeing, such activity has proven feel good benefits:
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