Today we are looking at the missing dimensions of the Healthy Mind Platter.
If you would like to take a look at the previous dimensions again, please click on door 5.
It is proven and undoubted that exercise and sport have a positive influence on our body and also our mind, so in many cases it is not a question of whether or not, but rather when and to what extent (in time) we move , a note on this would be that even small stretching and gymnastics exercises at the desk can have a good influence on our posture – including our mental one :-)
Feel free to take another look at our door 9.
Time-in as a dimension describes the intensive preoccupation with yourself. So you try to listen to yourself in order to take time for your own needs.
A clou could be: Ask yourself whether you take enough breaks and whether you take them at the right times?
The company of other people, preferably in person and not (only) digitally, is important for your calmness and joy in life. The “Connecting Time” dimension offers ideas and approaches, such as playing sports or music in clubs or spending a lot of time with friends to spend with family.
At best, down time should be time when your brain is relaxed and doesn't have to process anything. So you are inactive and don't do anything that has a predefined goal. You can achieve this by, for example, consciously not picking up your cell phone while waiting, but simply sitting there or looking out the window.
In the “Play Time” dimension, the focus is “the enjoyment of experimenting with life”, i.e. “having fun”, doing nonsense, turning off the brain and simply having fun.
The background is study results that strongly emphasize the value of regular “play time” for the ability to achieve targeted creativity. Activities here could be, for example: trying out a new sport or learning/playing a card or board game with friends or family.
With "Focus Time" you train your brain to focus on one thing for a certain period of time, because the brain needs phases in which it can concentrate fully on one thing. This has very good implications for your performance.
An impulse here would be that you should severely limit multitasking, i.e. eliminate sources of interference when you are busy doing just one thing as much as possible.
You can find further tips and other findings on how much health influences our performance in the programs of the hot topic "Pathways to a healthy workforce".