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If you want to recharge your brain between math studies its better to do something difused mode rather then focused mode activities. Not the philosophy, learning language or computer games, and probably not reading. Excersize/yoga/meditation/walk/dance/darts/juggling/etc.


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It sounds like the main cause of your problem is severe stress. When you are stressed the whole day it becomes difficult to wind down and relax at the end of the day. This is even more so if the stress continues the whole week (or month, or longer). Some stress every once in a while is ok, it will make you alert and perform better, but too much stress for a ...


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Generally speaking, when facing high levels of stress and great ability to refocus is required, Mindfulness training is a long-term solution that always should be considered. Its effectiveness in improving physical and mental health is scientifically well-documented. However, there are limits to how much workload a person can handle before getting totally ...


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Answering your question depends on whether you're supposed to be tired by that time or not. If you're supposed to be tired (working hard, not getting enough sleep, etc...) then your question is actually how to recover quickly. In that case I would suggest a 20-30 minutes power nap or a 10-15 minutes meditation (try Calm or Headspace). If you're not ...


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Our bodies are programmed to fight or flight response under stress. Stress makes certain physiological changes in your body, to provide your body with the energy your body is supposed to be using shortly. Your work gives you plenty of stress (and chemicals in your blood) but your lifestyle does not give you enough "fight or flight" workout to use them up. ...


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The core issue here is that your work environment does not work. (THelper already gave you some tips about relaxing, but they don't address this enough.) So this is what needs to be addressed, the rest will follow. Reading from your question, here's what does not work: Lack of documentation Stressed out manager External delays Unrealistic deadline The ...


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In my view, hobbies are not things you fill breaks with in the middle of your work day. A hobby takes you on a different path for a more extended period of time and gets your brain and body working in a different direction than your regular work. My hobbies are things that I do on weekends and after work so I can get involved and have it be my primary ...


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I would advice to pick up on some activity that is as opposite to your work as possible. In my final year of getting a PhD in computer science (this period in your life when feeling miserable is the standard) I started taking singing lessons. They ended up having a therapeutic effect on me by providing an output for my emotions that I didn't even know were ...



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