6. Set a timer to trigger 10 to 15-minute breaks every two hours. This will help keep your body's ultradian rhythms on an even keel, priming your body and brain to operate at peak effectiveness throughout extended days.
7. Take a weekly yoga, meditation or relaxation class. The more your sympathetic (fight-or-flight) nervous system is activated, the more you need to cultivate your parasympathetic (rest-relax-digest-and-connect) nervous system for balance.
8. Keep a water bottle with a splash of juice or a slice of cucumber within reach at all times. That little touch of flavor sets up a "return to substance" relationship between your brain and the water. You'll drink more, stay better hydrated and function better as a result.
9. Use your commute to decompress. Meditate, breathe or listen to something calming rather than being in continuous contact with your handheld or to-do list.
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