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Summer Fun for Your Mind and Body 🌞🧠🏖️Using brain-friendly tips during your vacation can unlock a world of benefits.

By Karla Schlaepfer
Professional Coaching, Brain-Friendly Tips, Personal Growth

🌞 Welcome to the Summer Recharge Newsletter! 🌴

Neuroscience research shows that vacations can be more than just a temporary escape from the daily grind.

Holidays offer us all the chance for our brains to rejuvenate, recharge, and improve overall performance. Whether you’ve returned from your vacation or are on your way, it can be so helpful to understand how you can optimize your time off for longer-lasting stress reduction and a renewed sense of focus. Link below.

Summer ☔has arrived, and I am thrilled to shout out some fantastic news! I am pumped about expanding my network with none other than the illustrious Leadership Choices. They are an absolute powerhouse, offering top-notch executive coaching and tailor-made workshops. This partnership is an absolute game-changer, and I cannot wait to see how it propels my growth to new heights! Let's go! 🌞🚀🌟

And there’s more! So, buckle up for a mind-expanding read as we explore how to embrace the power of neuroscience on vacation, the how-to of “feedforward” and on re-considering our internal drivers in the Brain-Friendly Tip. All links plus more change insights below.

Make the most of your summer break. Consider the benefits of professional coaching.

I can help you set goals, navigate challenges, and increase resilience using insights from neuroscience and other tools. Check out my new 70-second introductory video in German.

Thank you so much for reading! 🙏📚😊

Karla Schlaepfer and the awesome 🚀 DesignChange team


Have a look at my blog! You’ll find over 200 concise, easy to read texts on cultural, and personal change topics; here’s one on our brain and creativity in the DesignChange blog.

Neuroscience shows that being in nature can reduce stress hormone levels, allowing your immune system to strengthen. More tips on how to do this, especially on vacation. 🤩

Elevating my reach and significantly increasing my impact by collaborating with the remarkable team Leadership Choices. Here’s why this is an honor and a game-changer!

Feedback/Feedforward? What is the difference? How can Feedforward (by Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, one of the Top Ten Business Thinkers) best be used? Is this better feedback?

🤝🚀 Agile Design Thinking has repeatedly shown me and my workshop participants its team-building and strategic value. New Design Thinking case study on a transformation project in the insurance sector.

Brain Friendly Tip

Stop Multitasking. No, Really — Just Stop It.

Rediscovering the ability to take things step-by-step, dealing with our human limitations bravely, could be key to flourishing in our 🌍 uncertain and crisis-filled future.

In this New York Times Opinion piece, Oliver Burkemann writes how he realized he had a sneaky addiction to multitasking. 🏃‍♀️🚗🧹 While doing various tasks or driving or running, he always played a podcast or audiobook in the background. (Sound familiar?) To break this habit, he conducted an experiment. He wanted to learn to focus on what it was he was actually doing. The results and his take on the pressure to multitask are enlightening.

👉🏻 The benefits of not splitting your attention are many. These are supported by these key neuroscience principles:

  • Rest and Brain Rejuvenation
  • Creativity and Divergent Thinking
  • Stress Reduction and Cognitive Performance

💤 Science shows doing less can actually be doing more for our brains. Not only on holiday! It gives us essential rest and can boost creativity 🎨, reduce stress, and improve overall brain power. 📈✨ Taking mindful breaks, attending to one thing at a time can lead to increased productivity and a healthier brain. It is really a no-brainer: 😂 Stop trying to get it all done at once!