Have you noticed a gradual slide in your effectiveness and a steady erosion of your enthusiasm and energy for day-to-day activities? If so, you’re not alone. Science writer Ferris Jabr explains why people’s obsessive preoccupation with work keeps them from doing their jobs efficiently. He examines the latest research into mental fatigue and shares practical methods for regaining your enthusiasm and preserving or improving your mental faculties, including memory, focus and reasoning. getAbstract recommends this enlightening and challenging read if you haven’t been your usual switched-on self recently.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why American workers are more stressed, on the whole, than their peers in other nations;
- How companies can keep their employees working at peak efficiency;
- How to improve your memory and restore enthusiasm for your mental tasks; and
- How to recharge your mental acuity and sharpness in a few minutes every day.
About the Author
Ferris Jabr is a science writer whose work has appeared in Scientific American, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker and Outside.
Comment on this summary
7 months agoI believe your brain needs more downtime, to help with mental fatigue. It will also help you to focus and keep the memory sharp.