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Recharge Your Batteries and Get a Boost
Work tires us out, and many of us don’t recharge our batteries in our downtime. This hurts our mood, health, and performance. In this innovative talk, Jamie explains why downtime is actually inadequate for helping us recharge our batteries, and presents an effective alternative. Recent scientific developments from around the globe have shed light on the processes that reverse the draining effects of our work and help us successfully recover and replenish ourselves in our leisure time. Also, research reveals that when effective recovery occurs it not only recharges our batteries, but makes us feel happier, makes us healthier, and makes us better at handling the demands that drained us in the first place. This is called boosting, to reflect the multi-pronged benefits of successful recovery. Based on his latest book, Boost: The Science of Recharging Yourself in an Age of Unrelenting Demands, Jamie draws on the most cutting-edge science to explain how to transform our ineffective downtime into valuable uptime. Uptime is the time away from our daily obligations that successfully satisfies the factors that lead us to feel replenished, recharged, recovered, and gives us a boost.