Dr. Kerry White Brown, an esteemed Orthodontist with nearly 20 years’ experience, shares why it’s important for you to have your own time out—ASAP.
Columbia, South Carolina — May 11, 2017 — Carolina Orthodontist Kerry Brown White recently published a new article, “Why You Need to Give YOURSELF a Time Out—ASAP.”
As Dr. White Brow says, “Being tired is no walk in the park…”
Just like toddlers get cranky and misbehave when they are tired, she explains, the same is true for adults. Being overly tired can be tough on a body physically—having a negative impact on balance and dexterity. Furthermore, exhausted adults also run a greater risk of depression, often exhibit poor judgement, and are impatient.
That’s why, Dr. White Brown says, we need to deal with ourselves much the same as we would that unruly toddler, and order our own time out.
Dr. White Brown takes a slight detour for a moment, discussing decision fatigue and how making decisions – over and over – literally fatigues the brain. This causes us to make poor “downstream decisions.” She brings this back full circle, illustrating how poor decision-making is actually at the root of much bad behavior—for kids and us.
On the other hand, a timeout gives a “time off” from making decisions at all. It’s like refueling the brain—and body. She elaborates, “Taking this pressure off is like a vacation from the mind and consequently, the body.”
The result of a timeout, Dr. White Brown contends, is that we – just like children – will come out the other side making wiser decisions. Furthermore, we will often “instantly” find solutions to problems that were plaguing us.
She goes on to say that our timeout doesn’t have to be anything major. “The key,” she shares, “is just taking a little time away.”
The full article can be found here: https://www.whitebrownsmiles.com/why-you-need-to-give-yourself-a-time-out-asap/
Dr. Kerry White Brown has been setting the standards for delivering high quality orthodontic care since 1998. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Benedict College she attended Howard University College of Dentistry, where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and completed her orthodontic specialty training.
She is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Southern Association of Orthodontists, South Carolina Association of Orthodontists and the North Carolina/South Carolina Damon® Study Club. Dr. White Brown is a native of Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina. She and her husband have two sons.