4 Brain Balancing Activities for High Performance

The source of all high performance, is the brain!

Without a well balanced, high-functioning brain, high performance is simply not sustainable.

  • Restful awareness: A state of being both calm and alert,
  • Intense inner happiness &
  • High levels of trust and a reliance on intuition.

1. Self Reflection:

Research shows that taking just 5 minutes per night to reflect on the day and revise attitudes, behaviours and emotions, is a powerful tool that can be used to develop compassionate leadership, self awareness and higher brain function.

2. Unfocused Time:

Drawing on the latest brain research, Harvard trained Psychiatrist, Dr. Srini Pillay, teaches that the lasting, positive benefits of adding deliberate and regular unfocus time to your repertoire, has a wonderful impact on the brain. Yes you read that right. Scheduling a period of unfocus, where you give your mind permission to do nothing, has been shown to stimulate cognitive calmness, jumpstart productivity, enhance innovation, inspire creativity and improve long-term memory. So how about blocking out 30 mins this week to simply doodle or stargaze?⁠ You may be surprised with the productivity that follows.

3. Playful Creation:

Here, the benefit has been well documented. Simply put, the power of play has been shown to help keep our brain balanced and youthful. It has also been shown to enhance creativity and is associated with brainwave states that keep us more relaxed and happy. Worth remembering the next time we take ourselves a bit too seriously :)

4. Socialising:

Research by Dan Buettner on the Blue Zones, yielded nine powerful lessons to achieve a longer, better life from the most long lived people on the planet. Cheif among them, was the correlation between a strong social network and longevity. The brain is a social organ and what’s clear is our need to engage with others beyond the execution of mundane professional tasks. It’s good for the brain to simply have a chat and can even be seen as an investment!



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Thomas Leamy

Thomas Leamy


CEO | High Performance Strategy Europe (HPSE) — passionate about delivering high impact, transformative results for leaders, teams and companies.