Why Your Brain Needs to Do Absolutely Nothing

Jillian Knox Finley

We’re living in the age of FOMO. Modern American culture holds up the multitasking, side-hustling, live-stream-it-in-real-time-across-multiple-social-media-platforms way of life. The inertia of life offers up a consistent temptation to openly display busyness and productivity as trophies of our own worthiness and potential. Our dance cards are full. We’re in demand. Juggling is de rigueur. But what if we’re kidding ourselves? New research suggests the human brain has a certain criteria for maintaining growth and optimum cognitive function: nothing. Keep scrolling to find out why downtime might be the key to maximizing your mind’s potential.

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