Written by : Paula Felps 

Making the Most of Your Downstate With Dr. Sara Mednick

In this always-on world, it can be a challenge to find downtime. But cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Sara Mednick, author of the new book, The Hidden Power of the Downstate, says that spending too much time in our upstate is leaving us unhappy, exhausted and unhealthy. In this episode, she explains the need for us to discover our downstate and leverage it to enjoy a healthier, happier life.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What the downstate is and why it’s so important.
  • How spending too much time in the upstate can harm your health.
  • What activities we can engage in to get some of the same health benefits as being in our downstate.


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