2. RESIST YOUR SMARTPHONE
A game of Candy Crush can provide a quick hit of pleasure, but it won’t actually perk you up. “There is no evidence that using games and puzzles increases energy levels,” says Tiffany Herlands, PsyD, assistant professor of medical psychology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. “However, there is evidence that as we spend more time tethered to electronics and the internet—and the frequent distractions associated with managing multiple emails, text messages, and simultaneous information sources—we’re becoming less able to use selective attention, which is the ability to screen out distracting information while directing our attention deeply on a single task.” Want to stay sharp? Stay offline.